Is Organic Really Better? Healthy Food or Trendy Scam?

  • Published: 13 January 2019
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    Organic food is a huge trend: it promises a healthier and better life. But can Organic food really live up to the expectations or is it just baloney?


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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell


    • Rory Cannon
      Rory Cannon  17 hours back

      Hey Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell, What about Nitrogen usage? I didn't see that covered in your video and was wondering about the efffects of overuse

    • royaldarkness
      royaldarkness  1 months back

      @Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

      hey, can you or someone answer this ?, although you say that organic farming that make those organic fruit/vegetable nutritious are nearly the same as the normal farming way today, but a few day ago a news that I watch (on the world topic) say that the nutritious over the year are beginning to become less, that in the past (around ww 1 or before) one apple is enough, but now you need to eat around 20 apple (not literally, but a bit close enough) just to get enough nutritious there, something to do with the way modern farming (not organic one) make the farm land more starving of nutritious for the plant to consume, and they harvest almost right away when the plant just ripe, so not allow much time for the plant to absorb much nutritious at all, that what I remember the news said about
      so in the end, do the organic fruit/vegetable are more nutritious than the normal fruit ?

    • Giorgos Papachristos
      Giorgos Papachristos  1 months back

      Greek subs please...

    • Menos The Name
      Menos The Name  2 months back

      @Atal Gyawali Mighty be placebo, but I totalt agree

  • Marquis Vegan
    Marquis Vegan  46 minutes back

    well said

    • Ling-Ling Gutierrez von Wallenstein IV

      There are pros and cons, but I bet people can’t tell the difference between the two.

      • Dylan van der Velden
        Dylan van der Velden  5 hours back

        please return the grass sword to Finn

        • Cooper Calder
          Cooper Calder  15 hours back

          That adventure-time sword at 7:19

          • EM P
            EM P  23 hours back

            No one gonna talk about the Parks and Rec reference at 0:50

            • martyn stan
              martyn stan  1 days back

              GM veg lacks flavour

              • PJ Masks FTW Powerpuff Girls Rocks

                First Video You Only Talk About Fruits And Vegetables

                • kayserikay
                  kayserikay  2 days back

                  BASF, Bayer, Dupont, Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto, and Syngenta like this video

                  • Save Dat
                    Save Dat  2 days back

                    İ say just a one thing: Why Marshall happened if your equal foods are the thing. And why they locked all the seeds in my country?

                    • Save Dat
                      Save Dat  2 days back

                      Anyway i am gonna be a political strategy shit as a career so remind me twenty years from now to delete what i wrote.

                    • Save Dat
                      Save Dat  2 days back

                      They even set that rule which saying if farmer grows little area with natural seeds it cost him 3000 ******* liras, if repeat his job is gone or he kept in jail for three to five year. Fkin three year just because he grow some natural seeds.

                  • Aigul Abilkhasan
                    Aigul Abilkhasan  2 days back

                    What a stupid question

                    • JR Hermosura
                      JR Hermosura  2 days back

                      I'm sure kurzgesagt has angered a lot of people. Notably vegan hipsters for promoting meat and conventional vegetables as not inferior in comparison.

                      • ItsMeVlad
                        ItsMeVlad  3 days back

                        8:12 Bruh he didn't even cut the carrot ;-;

                        • bfdi match / lavender pearl

                          I eat watermelon and apple for Dayssssss

                          • Anon Emous
                            Anon Emous  3 days back

                            Nothing makes sense anymore. Except for garbage. I know we'll have garbage for a very long time to come.

                            • Nichsa 444
                              Nichsa 444  3 days back

                              create biohacker

                              • Ava Anders
                                Ava Anders  3 days back

                                8:02 did he eat a raw pumpkin? It’s not toxic but dang.

                                • MagmaBlitz648
                                  MagmaBlitz648  3 days back

                                  You didn't mention how pesticides, especially in less fertile areas, can become a part of the water runoff from either watering the crops or rain, and can end up running into lakes and oceans, slightly contaminating our drinking water.

                                • Argumengenic Hyperloquaciousrrhea

                                  "Regular plants hvae more help from humans" no, wild plant is regular plant
                                  u fool

                                  • Total Eclipse Of Death

                                    Bish in lebanon conventional food is grown with sewer water

                                    • No one
                                      No one  4 days back

                                      Adventure Time reference tho

                                      • Black Rose
                                        Black Rose  4 days back

                                        This is like the worst concept in the universe: ORGANIC

                                        The first time I heard this was on my first trip to LA and it sort of changed my whole perspective of things. “Organic”? WTF?

                                        - Dude! I don’t understand what’s organic.
                                        - The use of no chemicals
                                        And then I was again...

                                        Now I know thanks to Quantum Mechanics that I was right about my “huh” reaction.

                                        DUDE! Everything is “organic” , well at least in some forms. 😂
                                        Pure chemicals.
                                        Some are toxic, yeah. But this is our whole problem. We stopped thinking about evolution.

                                        Let’s evolve to be more radioactive ☢️


                                        • Daniel Burleson
                                          Daniel Burleson  4 days back

                                          The avocado has the grass sword from adventure Time

                                          • Star Pixel
                                            Star Pixel  4 days back

                                            8:27 the dog who programmed a game in undertale has a sibling...

                                            • Ammar Keylani
                                              Ammar Keylani  5 days back

                                              When you lay Doubts you receive inconsistencies! This clip is far short from the truth! The true effect of chemical pesticides reach the transcription of DNA and mutations in amino acids validity and credibility!

                                              • Coggy
                                                Coggy  5 days back

                                                Let’s not fight and do this:

                                                Vegan burger

                                                • openscholar
                                                  openscholar  5 days back

                                                  Hit piece.

                                                  • ArthurHenrique Tostes Batista

                                                    Oh, the video didn't mention the intoxication by the farmers (that do not work safely) and infiltration in the soil and streams.

                                                    I eat conventional, but it needs to be done the right way, eh

                                                    • Sorry timmy me and your mom are getting a divorce

                                                      I cant figure out if this is an ad for normal fruits and veggies or just a general ad for all of them but

                                                      Nice try farmer

                                                      • damien morrow
                                                        damien morrow  5 days back

                                                        I buy organic to try to eat less pesticides
                                                        Am I wrong?

                                                        • Coen Bakker
                                                          Coen Bakker  6 days back

                                                          What about food from perma vs mono culture? Would be a nice topic for a future video.

                                                          • Dinoboy
                                                            Dinoboy  6 days back

                                                            Why do people think GMOs are bad? They make the plants more efficient and do not have any negative effects on the environment.

                                                            • Arcas Yard
                                                              Arcas Yard  6 days back

                                                              So that's how Snow White was

                                                              • Toon Boy
                                                                Toon Boy  7 days back

                                                                Manure is just bone meal

                                                                Prove me wrong

                                                                • Cassie Sevigny
                                                                  Cassie Sevigny  7 days back

                                                                  This video isn’t totally wrong, but leaves a lot out. I’m surprised the discussion of environmental impact totally neglected effects on soil health, or that synthetic fertilizer is made from natural gas, or that departing from the conventional focus on high yield monoculture was the whole point of organic. While productivity of an individual crop may go down, organic farners can intercrop - reduce the depletion of soil nutrients while simultantaneously diversifying production (and risk of crop failure). Yes, organic production is entirely about ideology bc it was founded by people disillusioned by conventional ag, which is heavily subsidized, dependent on inputs & ever-“advancing” technologies for farmers to invest in, and characterized by extreme concentration of power on all levels, which makes it hard for farners, especially small ones, to survive.

                                                                  • Julie Frommes
                                                                    Julie Frommes  1 weeks back

                                                                    why are you calling non organic "conventional".... organic IS conventional and GMO and Monsanto seeds/pesticides are new fangled and not proven safe. . not conventional. ☺peace☺

                                                                    • Daily Tofu
                                                                      Daily Tofu  1 weeks back

                                                                      Organic food are fresh already picked up, I find them much more fresh, just imagine not using pesticide, *no air pollution yey*

                                                                      • Random05
                                                                        Random05  1 weeks back

                                                                        At 0:53, is the food and stuff from Parks and Rec?

                                                                        • Plamen Dimov
                                                                          Plamen Dimov  1 weeks back

                                                                          sorry.. first dislike for the channel from me...

                                                                        • Zack The Savage
                                                                          Zack The Savage  1 weeks back

                                                                          4:15 if plants were that cute thanos would just SNAP every meat tbh LOOK AT THAT CARROT!
                                                                          But the issue is i would cry my stomach (yes stomach) out if i ate it unless if it WANTED to. Well there is a reason why some things exist and some don- İ DONT CARE İ CARE BOUT CUTE CARROTS!

                                                                          • Drewski
                                                                            Drewski  1 weeks back

                                                                            How do you get "dislikes" for good information? Smh

                                                                            • Emil Edlund
                                                                              Emil Edlund  1 weeks back

                                                                              I would guess it is from climate radicalists, and people who dislike Kurzegesagt on principle due to some other video.

                                                                          • Richard Pavuk
                                                                            Richard Pavuk  1 weeks back

                                                                            aww :-D

                                                                            • V T
                                                                              V T  2 weeks back

                                                                              It is healthier

                                                                            • AZ DC
                                                                              AZ DC  2 weeks back

                                                                              Best solution is to support local farmers.

                                                                              • David S
                                                                                David S  2 weeks back

                                                                                "Organic" or not, anyone can label anything organic. There's no one regulating it.

                                                                                • Ian Lairmore
                                                                                  Ian Lairmore  2 weeks back

                                                                                  7:22 that sword is from adventure time

                                                                                  • Ian Lairmore
                                                                                    Ian Lairmore  2 weeks back

                                                                                    0:13 do you know who that lemon is?

                                                                                    hint: its from adventure time

                                                                                    • Hugo Gehant
                                                                                      Hugo Gehant  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Also jakes sword appears later in the vid

                                                                                    • Hugo Gehant
                                                                                      Hugo Gehant  1 weeks back

                                                                                      FIX THE DOOOORRRR

                                                                                  • Olav Hansen
                                                                                    Olav Hansen  2 weeks back

                                                                                    @kurzgesagt thank you for actually keeping a level head, saying that organic or bio isn't better. I study plant sciences and when we did some calculations we got less emission/kg produce, with less land needed. I don't think bio labels are good, I think the rules for everyone should change. If the right rules are generated, there is no use for the bio label. I live in the netherlands, perhaps the forefront with regards to farming, and I have this note about the most bs rule in bio food: it must be produced on full ground. To someone unspecialized that might sound like it is logical, but for the current state of agriculture it is utter rubbish. There's hydroponic systems using up all the waste that's a side product from fish. You'd think I just mentioned the major reason but that is a sidenote on a small scale. there are currently greenhouses that are carbon neutral (solar energy+heat pumps), yet they are unable to put on any "bio" label even though they were harvested carbon neutrally, without the use of pesticides (most greenhouses don't even get infections, so there is no need for fungicides). As with pests, there is a reason why you can buy ladybugs on amazon, it's used in greenhouses to combat pests.