Outline for research paper





Are All Organic Foods Versus Conventional Foods Healthier for Human Health?

Thesis Statement: Organic foods are not healthier for human health as compared to conventional food.


Technological advancement has led to the production of convectional food as it is much easier to modify the environment to meet the required threshold.  Due to the modifications and use of chemicals involved in making convectional food people argue that organic foods are superior in terms of health benefits to humans. However, it is a controversial topic as researchers claim that conventional foods and organic foods are both beneficial to humans in terms of health. These debates have raised concerns that prompted research to study the benefits of organic foods versus conventional foods on the health of humans. All technical terms will be defined in detail at the appendix so readers can understand. The research paper seeks to answer the question if  organic foods are heathier than conventional foods by as I believe that they are not healthier as it is argued

  1. Literature Review
  2. An analysis conducted by the Annals of Internal Medicine to ascertain the nutritional value of organic foods and conventional foods found out that organic foods are nutritious (Watson). The researchers evaluated several studies that have been conducted about organic and conventional foods. The researchers concluded that several organic foods contain only two nutrients better than conventional foods. The organic foods contain high phosphorus, and omega-3 fatty acids as compared to conventional foods. However, these nutrients differences are not so big that it makes conventional foods less nutritious. The studies also found out that organic foods contain close to 30 percent of chemicals and pesticides absorbed during growth. Mayo clinic also confirms that phosphorus is the consistent nutrient present in organic foods. However, researcher claims the phosphorus levels have no impact since very few people suffer from phosphorus deficiency. Thus, the same nutritional value present in organic foods can be found in conventional foods.
  3. Conventional foods could be beneficial to humans as stated in a study conducted by Genetic Literacy Project. The researchers state that conventional foods are cheaper than organic foods hence act as the primary source of nutrition for many people. it is also clear that the people who use conventional foods are healthy as observed by the scientists. Conventional foods are designed to resist the herbicides, pesticides and fertilizer absorptions used during growth (Health Guide). Thus, conventional foods have low rates of chemicals than the organic foods. Conventional foods proven to be safe by the Food and Drug Administration board of the United States. Even though studies state that organic foods are safe they contain pesticides that when consumed after an extended period cause health complication in humans.
  4. Discussion

The literature summaries above have shown that the debates about conventional and organic food health benefits for humans are unfounded. According to the researchers conventional and organic foods have health benefits for humans since studies have failed to show that conventional foods are harmful to humans. They also state that conventional foods have untraceable levels of chemicals and pesticides due to their ability to resist the chemicals. The information provided shows that conventional foods contain health benefits for humans like organic foods.


The studies presented by researchers and scientists prove that both organic and conventional foods have health benefits for humans. Thus, Conventional foods have health benefits to humans than organic foods due to their ability to resist absorption of chemicals and herbicides.















Works Cited

Genetic Literacy Project. Are organic foods healthier than conventional foods. 2017. GMO; Genetic Literacy Projects, gmo.geneticliteracyproject.org/FAQ/are-organic-foods-healthier-than-conventional-foods/. Accessed 4 May 2017.

Help Guide. Organic Foods: What You Need to Know. Help Guide, 2017, www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-eating/organic-foods.htm. Accessed 4 May 2017.

Mayo Clinic. Nutrition and Healthy Living. Mayo Clinic, 2017,        www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/organic-  food/art-20043880? pg=2. Accessed 4 May 2017.

Watson, Stephanie. Organic Food no more Nutritious than Conventionally Grown Food. Harvard Health Publication: Harvard Medical School, 2012, www.health.harvard.edu/blog/organic-food-no-more-nutritious-than-conventionally-grown-food-201209055264. Accessed 3 May 2017.







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