Reasons to Avoid Hybrid Food
Hybrid food is created by crossbreeding. Controlled pollination is performed on plants whose characteristics are desired to be present in one plant. Hybrid foods are basically produced artificially, in an unnatural way, in the laboratories. With the advancing modern age, where everyone just wants quick and better food, hybrid food has become quite common. But is it as healthy as natural, organic food? Certainly not.
Hybrid plants basically lack the ability to create seeds and further reproduce – it has an incomplete molecular structure. It can be used in the food industry or the commercial industry, but it is no way near the natural food.
There are several reasons why you should avoid hybrid food.
Due to the defect in the molecular structure of a hybrid, it fails to provide us the essential nutrients. When we eat hybrid food, the nutrients are not absorbed from our intestine –thus causing deficiency of all those mineral or nutrients which are required for the proper body functioning.
Banana, peas, soy, potatoes, carrot, apricot and spinach are a few examples of hybrid food which are most commonly sold in market today. As hybrid food is not absorbed well through gut, it only increases the fat storage in our body –thus slowly causing weight gain.
Less Nutritional Value
Take an apple for an example. Hybrid apple does not have the same nutritional value as organic apple has. When plants are grown artificially, using laboratorial methodologies, some of the nutritional content of food is lost. They may be grown in less time to provide abundant and tastier food, but hybrid food does have its own demerits.
Loss of Farmers
With an increasing use of hybrid food in market, farmers are facing many consequences which lead them to depression and often suicide when they fail to pay for all the expenses of seeds, pesticides and other tools. As hybrid plants are seedless, every year farmers have to buy new seeds to grow these plants. This is in fact much burden on farmers who can easily grow organic plants which have seeds and are able to reproduce on their own.
It is obvious that hybrid food does have its benefits. But everything we get this quick by using scientific technology, interfering with the natural processing of pollination has its own demerits. Where it is helpful is filling up the markets, it has its harmful effects on health. As it causes rapid weight gain, hybrid food can lead to obesity. Obesity can further increase the chances of several other diseases –such as heart diseases, diabetes, and many others. So if you cannot avoid hybrid food completely, at least try to keep a balance. Excess of everything is bad. Also, it can ultimately lead to farmers becoming helpless to such an extent that they might have to give up on farming. So even if hybrid food has to be grown and supplied, in markets, it should never be grown to such an extent that it starts to replace organic food – which is completely pure and highly nutritious.