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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

PRAGER UNIVERSITY: Is Organic Food Worth the Cost?

"We teach what isn’t taught." - Dennis Prager

This semester of Prager University is presented by:  Bjorn Lomborg

"Organic food is a first world luxury.  And while buying it is just as valid as any other luxury purchase, one should resist any implied moral superiority...Unfortunately a lot of people in the 'developing world' don't have the option of eating less.  They worry about eating, period!  To do that, they need access to cheaper food, which means more access to effective fertilizers and pesticides...By forgoing fertilizers and pesticides, organic farming is much, much less efficient than standard farming." – B.L.


"Rough calculations suggest that all the pesticides on food eaten by Americans may cause around 20 extra cancer deaths per year...[O]rganic food is not healthier for you.  Nor is it better for animals and the environment than conventionally farmed food...Animals on organic farms are not generally healthier than animals on regular farms...[T]hese beliefs about organic food have nothing to do with reality." – B.L.

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