Things that interest me with cultural life in london…
ORGANIC FOOD IN CENTRAL LONDON? is it just a fashion or is it the right thing to do?
Is organic food actually better for you? Well since living in London 4 of my closest friends are vegetarian with two of them being vegan and they all SWEAR by eating organic food. But before I part with most of my food budget I wanted to know if it was really worth the extra cost?
The main things that I have been told..
“It’s so much more nutrious for you. Non organic fruit and vegetable loads all it’s goodness in supermarkets.”
“It makes you happier and you’re less likely to get ill”
“Studies show that upper class people who pay for better quality food live longer then people who can only afford processed fruit and vegtables.”
“I spent £45 a week on food but my health and the environment is worth it”
What is organic food?
This link above tells you everything, but Organic food is basically food that has not been genetically modified, had pesticides or synthetic fertilizers used on it leaving the food in it’s most natural form.
The use of fertilisers on field of crops have a great effect on the environment as chemicals are then feed into the water system. with the idea to increase plant growth, leaked chemical fertilisers in rivers have led to increase allge growth and caused pollution. Pesticides again with the idea to prevent insect damage, goes on to effect the ecosystem as certain parts of the food chain is damaged.
“Is it just marketing?” keeps popping up in my head when i eat my tesco bagel in planet organic. Slogans like
”Planet Organic is a celebration of nature, overflowing with mouth-watering, inspiring and ecologically great ideas”
as well as”BE beautiful and health, eat well” there’s no wonder why my middle class female friends want to pay 75p for a banana?! Does eating organic food actually change your body? I think I would need some more hard evidence before I pay £4 for soup. I completely believe that the food you eat does effect your mood, your health, your skin and appearance but isn’t tinned fruit the same as normal fruit? I wonder if I am the only one questioning the price and evidence for this London healthy high budget lifestyle? Until I can actually afford it, it looks like it’s tinned carrots for me…..