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  What are Organic Foods?

Organic Foods are foods that are produced using methods of organic farming – with limited modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.

What are the differences between Organic Farming and Conventional Farming?

Conventional

Organic

Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth.

Apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants.

Spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease.

Spray pesticides from natural sources; use beneficial insects and birds, mating disruption or traps to reduce pests and disease.

Use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds.

Using environmentally-generated plant-killing compounds, rotating crops, tilling, weeding by hand or mulch to manage weeds.

  6 reasons for customers to buy Organic Foods
  1. Organic Food is healthy and safe:
    Organic diet increases consumption of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. And it is much safer to a healthier body and able to absorb healthy nutrients while non-organic food often contains harmful hormones and pesticides which can cause neurological problems, cancer, infertility, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, wheezing, rashes and other skin problems. Why not go organic and avoid pesticides?

  2. Organic Food Keeps Our Water Clean
    The elimination of polluting chemicals and nitrogen leaching, done in combination with soil building, protects and conserves water resources.

  3. Organic farmers build healthy soil
    Soil is the foundation of the food chain. The primary focus of organic farming is to use practices that build healthy soils.

  4. Organic producers strive to preserve diversity
    The loss of a large variety of species (biodiversity) is one of the most pressing environmental concerns. The good news is that many organic farmers and gardeners have been collecting and preserving seeds, and growing unusual varieties for decades.

  5. Organic Food Offers Outstanding Flavor
    Taste is subjective, but you're more likely to get fresher flavor with organic. Organic foods don't contain artificial preservatives, so they sit on the shelf for less time, and consumers get a fresher, better tasting product. Prepared organic foods are really where taste difference come in. Organic foods don't contain chemical fake flavors, so the true taste of the food shines through.

  6. Organic Food is Becoming More Affordable
    Many people complain that organic food is too expensive. Organic food can cost more than conventional foods. However when people continually purchase organic food, it shows that consumer support for organics and then companies will try to meet that demand with better, more competitive prices. Thus, nowadays organic foods are becoming more affordable.





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