Response to Prompt 1


The disconnect that exists between humans and the environment cannot be simply placed on our increased reliance on technology, and we have to keep in mind that being “economically efficient” and “environmentally friendly” at the same time is not applicable with 7 billion people on the earth. Humans have cheated nature ever since agriculture was developed more than 10,000 years ago. It’s just until the last couple of centuries, there hasn’t been nearly as many human beings to cause widespread changes that we’re seeing.


Organic farming in the big picture is just slightly less harmful than commercial farming. The main benefits include better soil conservation and less fertilizer and pesticide runoff into the water supply. Any concerns about cancer for inorganic growers can be circumvented by washing and peeling your food. Studies have also shown that organic foods aren’t necessarily any better tasting or more nutritious than their inorganic counterparts. Just go to your local grocery store and get both the regular bananas and the organic bananas. Take the labels off, and the only difference between the two is the price tag.


One response »

  1. This reply is all opinion, with no stated sources – if you are going to make claims like this, which I happen to disagree with both personally and in terms of the scientific literature that we have on hand, at least precede it with, “in my opinion.”

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