Session #1: Organic Food Jan 17, 2013 14:56:05 GMT -5
Post by Chicago Campus on Jan 17, 2013 14:56:05 GMT -5
Jan 15, 2013 22:55:48 GMT -5 @Luz A Lanzar said:Reading this article have raised so many questions in my mind:
1) What is organic food, anyway?
2) Is Organic food, better for me?
3) Is buying organic food better for the environment?
4) When is it worth the splurge?
These basic question that crossed my mind was fully explained in the website I have came across "The truth about Organic Foods by Jessica DeCostole.
She said that organic food is booming with about 70 percent increase in its sales figure. The main reason she said is that most of us, the reason is simple; we want natural food that's better for us and ubiquitos for the environment. But buying organic can cost you as much as 50 percent more.
1) Organic food can be produced by competent producers with certain synthetic ingredients, it must adhere to specific standards regulated by the United States Dept. of Agriculture. Crops are generally grown without synthetic pesticides and artificial fertilizers, irradiation (a form of radiation used to kill bacteria) or biotechnology. Animals on organic farms eat organically grown feed, competent growers said and are raised without antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones.
2) Organic foods may have higher nutritional value than conventional food, according to some research. As stated in the article above that scientists have revealed that organic and non-organic food contain pretty much the same amounts and kinds of vitamins and nutrients.
3) Organic farming reduces pollutants in groundwater and creates richer soil that aids plants growth while reducing erosion.
4) If you can afford it, self actualization can be achieved because you have the ability to buy local and organic. Competent farmers carry reasonably priced locally grown organic and conventional food.
Organic define:Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals. With that said, I too wonder what is really organic? For example: I buy seeds from a local farmer and that farmer buys those seeds from a distributor who uses genetically modified seeds: is this organic once I grow it in my garden? Hmmmm -CM-