Jumat, 30 Juli 2010

The benefits of eating organic food

In short, the term "organic" means that a food has been without harmful chemicals such as herbicides (weed killers), fungicides (mold Killers), produces and insecticides (insect killers), potentially carcinogenic, and also prohibits the use of antibiotics foods that are commonly used in conventional agriculture. Organic farming also benefits the farm workers, the high exposure to chemicals and synthetic pesticides have. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported millions of people for serious accidental poisonings and suicide attempts with pesticides hospital each year. It is estimated that there could be as many as 25 million agricultural workers in developing countries suffer from an episode of poisoning each year.

yields of organic production are often lower because the plants do not involve the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other technological aids. In addition, a greater intensity of work and many organic farms are smaller than conventional farms, so that the lack of scale. But the answer in the last ten years the growing demand for the established grocers are more organic products, milk, baby food, meat and storage density, while healthy-food chains-have opened dozens of stores. Many people are willing to assume the additional costs and pay the extra money largely on the fact that they believe organic foods are more nutritious and safe food products Than by traditional methods and are less harmful to the environment and producers of specialty. It is widely believed that organic production and health risks, especially for pregnant women and children, reduces the benefits of organic are worth the higher price. Going organic whenever possible for fruits and vegetables that carry the heaviest burden pesticides sense for these vulnerable groups of consumers. Some suspect that high doses of pesticides can cause reproductive or neurological damage. With infant reproductive organs still forming and development of the brain and immune system with young people less able to rid the body of contaminants, eating organic is more important for children and pregnant or lactating. Moreover, levels of antioxidant substances potentially important in human nutrition - as well as vitamins and minerals have been reported in order to be higher in organic food. This may be because these natural substances are produced to protect the plant against pests and organic crops under protection of pesticides. Another theory is that the fastest growing plants in artificially fertilized the plant to concentrate resources for growth, rather than the production of these antioxidants causes. Another topic of organic food is used and that it "tastes better". A report by the prestigious Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) concludes that organically grown (Golden Delicious) apples were found to be fixed and had higher values than conventionally grown apples taste. Another study showed that organic tomatoes are sweeter carrots and more organic "carrot taste" was.

While the society is not yet recommend a higher nutritional value of some components of organic food, the basis for human health benefits of eating organic foods should be further strengthened. Many nutritionists say that a well-made food, organic or not, this is an adequate supply of nutrients that promote health is necessary. Supporters of organic food could argue that, with the consequent consumption, even small advantages over time significantly. This can only be resolved by properly controlled scientific studies in human populations that are difficult to reach. Require an assessment of health and environmental benefits of a comprehensive analysis of each system life cycle to assess the benefits and obstacles at every stage. For example, although organic agriculture clearly brings benefits in the conservation of plant and animal life, less pollution and conserve soil fertility, critics say there are also disadvantages compared to conventional food production. As two examples of mechanical energy inputs are greater in organic production and 'zero-till "farming uses herbicides can use more environmentally friendly than the mechanical weed control in organic farming. In any case, a more sophisticated assessment of the nutritional quality of traditional foods or organic is needed - in foods of animal and vegetable foods before a definitive answer is available. Although organic production is not a perfect science or practice, which probably will always be around Because they are consumer choice, create more awareness about the health and safety of food production systems.

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