Organic Foods

What are organic foods?
Perhaps you’ve heard the word “organic foods” and you were wondering if it is a new invention of the scientists! Well, here is a simple explanation without the usual technical jargons. Organic foods are foods which are produced in the most natural way possible without the use of artificial ingredients. Well, it is quite difficult to get such except you live in the remote villages of Africa or Asia.

So, in the developed nations, foods are classified as organic when their production is regulated to comply with acceptable standards that ensure that the production is as natural as possible. i.e. minimal introduction of production boosting chemicals are introduced. In most cases, pesticides are not allowed during growth and non-organic fertilizers are prohibited in the case of crops.

In the case of livestock they must be reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones. Even then feeds must be natural. No genetic manipulation in whatever sense.

Organic foods are usually much more expensive than the common foods. Due to this, organic food production is heavily regulated. In developed nations such as the European Union, the United States, Canada and Japan organic food producers are required to obtain special certification before they can label their produce as organic products.

By now you must be wondering why all the trouble. Why will someone want organic foods? In my next post, I will be sharing with you the advantages of organic foods and the benefits to your health! While waiting, you can check my friend's post on alkaline food and why you may need to reduce the amount of acid foods you consume. Don't get scared now, stay tuned to Organic Foods for tips on healthy eating.

1 comment:

  1. That was a very good overall explanation about the organic foods. I always had great confusions in it because anything natural was once called "organic".
    Thanks for sharing information as a clear fact.
    Keep posting.


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