Senin, 09 Agustus 2010

Organic food versus conventionally grown foods

Everyone wants to eat nutritious foods and most people can say exactly what they are. People are in two camps: conventionally grown (CG) divided against organic food. Most of the food, the process of CG at our disposal. The seeds for fruit and vegetables have been genetically modified and irradiated some. The plants are grown with synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. After harvesting the plants are grafted and vitamins and minerals added to them. During processing, the food further enhanced with vitamins, minerals, preservatives and dyes. Finally, the product is canned, canned or frozen before reaching the consumer. Today, more than $ 2100000000000 food, beverages and consumer goods sold package annually.

Organic foods are grown without the use of irradiation, bioengineering or pesticides. produced meat without antibiotics or hormones increased. The USDA Organic has three options. The term means getting only 100% organic ingredients in organic products. Organic means it has 95% organic ingredients. Made with organic ingredients, which means that only 70% of the product is made with organic ingredients. Contains organic ingredients means that the product contains less than 70% organic ingredients. Farmers, organic produce and meat must follow strict growth medium and water conservation practices and guidelines for the humane treatment of animals. Now, the consumer buys more than $ 15000000000 of organic food and beverages annually.

Okay, then what is better? Just because a product says it's organic or contains organic ingredients does not necessarily mean that is a healthy alternative food cg. Some organic products may actually be higher in sugar, salt, fat or calories. Before buying, check food labels to know exactly what you get.

Nutrition

There is no scientific evidence or support from the USDA that organic food is more nutritious than conventionally grown foods.

Quality

The standards of quality and safety apply to organic foods and cultured in conventional manner.

Aspect

Organic foods may be less, have strange shapes or different colors, but in most cases they look identical to their CG counterparts. Why not treated with waxes, fruit and vegetables are not shiny and without preservatives, spoil quickly.

Taste

Taste is a matter of personal choice. The people, whether organic or not organic food tastes the same, or are still divided. Common sense says that the food will taste fresher the best available. Most fruits and vegetables taste better when bought day coming on the market. The taste is also a way to produce is influenced stored and prepared at home.

Pesticides

Conventional pesticides farmers protect their crops from molds, insects and diseases. This is one reason that many organic foods that do not want to be treated with pesticides. Studies have shown that the levels of residues on fruits and vegetables is to find minimal and poses no real risk to health. However, you need all the fruit and vegetables thoroughly with running water. Peel and cut the outer leaves, and leaf vegetables after washing them. Since pesticide residues found in fat, meat and remove skin from poultry and fish.

Costs

Organic foods can cost 50-100% more food in CG. This is due to higher personnel costs, higher standards of right and lower yields. You should consider the best value for money before buying, either CG or organic food

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