Organic food has grown a reputation for being better for you, better for the environment, and all around superior to normally grown foods stuffed with pesticides and chemicals. This most likely agrees with your intuition; it makes sense that food grown with the least man made, harmful chemicals would be better for you and the environment, right? Well, maybe not. It’s a complicated subject, as there’s not a clear answer to whether organic or conventional farming is better.
In the great video above, AsapScience explains the science behind organic and conventional farming, from the reality of what is considered “organic” and what isn’t to whether or not avoiding pesticides and chemicals are actually better for you. It’s a fascinating video, and for those of you who may have altered their diet in favor of organic foods, it might help you reconsider or at least understand the science behind that decision.