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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    • royaldarkness
      royaldarkness  5 days 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  6 days back

      Greek subs please...

    • Menos The Name
      Menos The Name  1 months back

      @Atal Gyawali Mighty be placebo, but I totalt agree

    • Atal Gyawali
      Atal Gyawali  1 months back

      Hay and about the taste, organic fruits tastes much better the inorganic.

  • rkagi
    rkagi  5 hours back


    • DEMON XD
      DEMON XD  11 hours back

      🍋0:10, this is *UNACCEPTABLE!* 🍋

      • Anthony Mckree
        Anthony Mckree  13 hours back


        • Anthony Braun
          Anthony Braun  22 hours back

          Anyone else notice Jakes sword at 7:18?

          • The regular artist
            The regular artist  1 days back

            I’m only 13 and I have already watched almost all your videos as they are amazing. Thank you Kurzgesagt

            • MemeLord 699
              MemeLord 699  2 days back

              Organic: Less tasty and expensive food that has less benefits.

              • MemeLord 699
                MemeLord 699  2 days back

                Organic: Less tasty and expensive food that has less benefits.

                • Karmel Abufarha
                  Karmel Abufarha  2 days back

                  While this video is insightful it doesn't tell the whole story... The standard of just being organic isn't that big of a difference because it just not using chemicals... There is however a larger difference when you use more sophisticated soil building methods, no till, crop diversity which is the true organic... Otherwise known as regenerative farming. This does have a difference in nutrition, social construction of the farm, the impact not he environment as it's essentially a part of the environment rather than being a separate entity of the environment.

                  • ochenna osa
                    ochenna osa  3 days back

                    I'm staying vegan

                    • aldrei fabian
                      aldrei fabian  4 days back


                      • first india
                        first india  4 days back

                        which is your animation company
                        made video for india also

                        • NoahAckerGaming
                          NoahAckerGaming  4 days back

                          Heh lemongrab

                          • A D
                            A D  4 days back

                            I can't wait to take my turn as hugh hefner

                            • Kyler Kasper
                              Kyler Kasper  5 days back

                              I think they forgot to search about how hipsters effect the environment, and the answer is that hipsters ruin the earth

                              • will2see
                                will2see  5 days back

                                What I know for sure is when I eat tomatoes from the garden of my grandmother, the tomatoes are MUCH tastier and generally look better than those bought in Tesco.

                                • Ghada
                                  Ghada  5 days back

                                  To make long story short , "going local" is your best option. At least for the time being.

                                  • Penguinator
                                    Penguinator  5 days back

                                    should update this to reflect hte EPA and FDA doing jack shit and actually allowing known dangerous pesticides to be used, that are connected to causing brain damage to children.

                                    • Juan Lisardo Delgado
                                      Juan Lisardo Delgado  6 days back

                                      Actually in Spanish greenhouses there is a significant reduction in CO2 in the atmosphere. There is no energy consumption or gas emissions in the Spanish greenhouses. There might me in greenhouses located in Northern Europe, like the Netherlands or Germany.

                                      • Maud Thilmany
                                        Maud Thilmany  6 days back

                                        Perhaps a bigger surface is needed for organic food production than for the traditional one, but you might forget the sustainability in all that. Soils die. Irrigation is a problem. You “convince” people that buying cheap food like 5€/kg-potatoes isn’t that bad as you did not mention land issues etc. I know you don’t want to convince anybody, but as an organic-food-buyer you made me forget issues like soils, local water deprivation (for Coca-Cola...), .. Multinationals have much more impact on the environment than what we believe, and on humans too. Everyone greedy in its own comfort... Local food is the best, at the right season even more. We better have to repeat it, as you did... Nice video as always though!! :)

                                        • IC Ross
                                          IC Ross  7 days back

                                          Organic Foods is a cute niche market that plays on the consumers emotional belief of back to nature being the best. It is only for a small market place. The bottom line is that Organic Foods and Farming are not scalable. It can't handle the whole worlds food needs and demands. With the population growing at its current rate, Organic Farming is like throwing a cup of water in a empty Olympic Pool thinking that it will fill it. We complain now about Brazil's Rain Forest being leveled for more farm and cattle land. Imagine how much land would be needed if it was for Organic Farming.

                                          • Poezen Jonkies
                                            Poezen Jonkies  7 days back

                                            The taste is also different

                                            • Timothy Dalwood
                                              Timothy Dalwood  7 days back

                                              Can we talk about the burger at 2:18?

                                              • Yellow Scout
                                                Yellow Scout  1 weeks back

                                                Hello, please make a video about the explanation of autism and how it is caused by society? Thanks

                                                • gvs209
                                                  gvs209  1 weeks back

                                                  Does one objectively taste better? And are there some items better organic than others? What about eggs and meat?

                                                  • Lebron James
                                                    Lebron James  1 weeks back

                                                    But does Taste differ??🤔

                                                    • Nathan Jarboe
                                                      Nathan Jarboe  1 weeks back

                                                      If you don’t use any pesticides or fungicides, then the vegetables are fucked.

                                                      • GoobyPls
                                                        GoobyPls  1 weeks back

                                                        0:07 BEHOLD, THE EARL OF LEMONGRAAAB!

                                                        • Irene Ts
                                                          Irene Ts  1 weeks back

                                                          Seasonal local !

                                                          • Gursimran Singh
                                                            Gursimran Singh  2 weeks back

                                                            Whatever comes from a fertile land is organic. The problem arises when you reduce you organic content and pump fertilizers. It's not gonna work.
                                                            Quality of the food depends on the soil. Watch Sadhguru cauvery calling if you wanna know better. This video was made without much clarity and perception.

                                                            • Patient Zerø
                                                              Patient Zerø  2 weeks back

                                                              What?? I thought organic foods were just supposed to be better for your system, since they don't have many pesticides like regular vegetables and fruits

                                                              • Steph Beach
                                                                Steph Beach  2 weeks back

                                                                I understood through the Skeptics Guide to the Universe that our increasing global population cannot be sustained if we continue to go organic.

                                                                • B Hole
                                                                  B Hole  2 weeks back

                                                                  Dude ATRAZINE is the reason i eat organic and just because it might be less deadly im more concerned with hormonal problems and heart arrhythmia of which a statistically significant amount of young men who i grew up with that had corn fields in their back yards developed 2 died from fatal arrhythmia before the age of 20 in a graduating class of 160.

                                                                  • Mauricio Marcos
                                                                    Mauricio Marcos  2 weeks back

                                                                    I loved the adventure time swords that the organic and conventional creatures wielded during their fight

                                                                    • 이지금
                                                                      이지금  2 weeks back

                                                                      I like how Kurzgesagt keeps the balance between two

                                                                      • J Money
                                                                        J Money  2 weeks back

                                                                        True organic is mastery of crop rotation and cultivation!!!

                                                                        • ysa :P
                                                                          ysa :P  2 weeks back

                                                                          0:10 UNACCEPTABLE

                                                                          • fanibu _
                                                                            fanibu _  2 weeks back

                                                                            But what about the insects that die from those pesticides?

                                                                            • Derek Ball
                                                                              Derek Ball  2 weeks back

                                                                              Ok but... Roundup and cancer...

                                                                              • Nature Was Here
                                                                                Nature Was Here  2 weeks back

                                                                                Great video, yes, buy local whenever possible.

                                                                                I think there needs to be much more emphasis on soil health when comparing these methods. Conventional farming favors tilling the soil, causing a dramatic loss in top soil in the long term and the use of pesticides destroys biodiversity, of microbiomes and insect populations, namely pollinator species'. And, we must be aware these pesticides wash into watersheds, how this is connected to water quality. ...Things to consider.

                                                                                • Brigitta Lorenzoni
                                                                                  Brigitta Lorenzoni  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I believe pestizides cause cancer. It may not be proven, YET.

                                                                                  • Monkee Supremacee
                                                                                    Monkee Supremacee  2 weeks back

                                                                                    I wonder what was the train of thought that lead the animator to depict seasonal foods as Batman eating a pumpkin on a porch.

                                                                                    • Juan Parra
                                                                                      Juan Parra  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I don’t even care about the nutrients and stuff I just feel like sometimes organic food tastes more natural which is only an opinion but yeah...

                                                                                    • AliCenk84
                                                                                      AliCenk84  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I see Genetically modified fruits and veggies as the biggest threat to our society. Eating organic certified stuff is the best way to avoid so far.

                                                                                      • Sanskaar Kulkarni
                                                                                        Sanskaar Kulkarni  2 weeks back


                                                                                        • Razvan Raducea
                                                                                          Razvan Raducea  2 weeks back

                                                                                          For those who dont know ,manure is shit

                                                                                          • Grow The Farm Up
                                                                                            Grow The Farm Up  2 weeks back

                                                                                            refreshing and pretty accurate as a farmer I have grown non-GMO GMO conventional and organic crops this is one of the few videos I have ever found that gives a reasonable view of all sides of the issue thanks for the video.

                                                                                            • Captain Virtu
                                                                                              Captain Virtu  2 weeks back

                                                                                              My only issue with organic food specifically fruits is how they get mushy and stringy in like 2 days