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The Truth About Organic Foods

I always wonder when and why I should buy Organic! Always? Certain foods? Overrated? More Nutritional? Worth the cost? Better for the environment? Well, the San Francisco Gate has written an informative article to help us answer some of these questions. Here are some highlight from what they've found:

  • Though organic food can be produced with certain synthetic ingredients, it must adhere to specific standards regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Crops are generally grown without synthetic pesticides, artificial fertilizers, irradiation (a form of radiation used to kill bacteria), or biotechnology.
  • Organic foods may have higher nutritional value than conventional food, according to some research. The reason: In the absence of pesticides and fertilizers, plants boost their production of the phytochemicals (vitamins and antioxidants) that strengthen their resistance to bugs and weeds.
  • Organic farming reduces pollutants in groundwater and creates richer soil that aids plant growth while reducing erosion, according to The Organic Trade Association.
  • When shopping for organic foods, always look for the USDA seal on any kind of packaged food. For meat and dairy, this seal ensures you're getting antibiotic- and hormone-free products.

To read the entire article and learn about how the organic food industry, click HERE.

Posted Jul 21, 2009 by SuDoughName |
Filed under: organic food


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