Moreover, Kouba studies the effect of pesticides on male farmers and shows a lower sperm concentration among non-organic farmers than organic farmers (36). Suggested by the study of Kouba, men’s health can be negatively affected by constant exposure to pesticides. According to the various health problems related to pesticide exposure, substantial pesticide intake from diet contributes to health risks. The reasons of such large demand of organic food lie in its benefits.
Researchers have found a general negative correlation between the exposure to pesticides and health conditions.
Organic food can be defined as the “product of a farming system which avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, growth promoters and additives” (Kouba 33).
There is a growing market for organic food even though its price is usually significantly higher than that of conventional food.
Hence, the empirical data from USDA further supports that there are lower levels of residue contaminant in organic food.
The scientific evidence is crucial in determining the consumer’s attitude towards purchasing organic food.