Q. How do I know if a product is organic?
Ans. A label helps you to identify whether the product is organic or
not. Usually, an internationally recognized body certifies the companys
products. An organic seal assures consumers of the quality and integrity of organic
products. Organic-certified operations must have an organic system plan and
records that verify compliance with that plan.
Q. Why does
organic cost more?
Ans. Organic food doesnt always cost more. Some items may cost the
same or even less than their conventional counterparts. As the demand for
organic products increases, the cost will come down. Also,
organic farmers do not receive any subsidies like conventional
farmers get on fertilizers. The price of organic food is the true cost of
growing.The price of conventional food does not reflect the cost of
environmental cleanups that we pay for through our tax.
Organic farming is more labor and management intensive
Organic farms are usually smaller than conventional farms and so
do not benefit from the economies of scale that larger growers get.
organic food more nutritious than conventional food?
evidence has confirmed that diets rich in fruits and vegetables are associated
with reduced frequency and severity of several health problems. A nutrient
decline study of the US Department of Agriculture in 43 garden crops found that
there has been a statistically significant decline in nutritional levels
between 1950 and 1993 with regard to Protein, Calcium, iron, phosphorus,
riboflavin and ascorbic acid. The decline ranged from 6% in protein to 38% in
riboflavin. The decline could be attributed to modern farming methods involving
high yielding hybrid varieties, poor soil fertility, depletion of soil micro
nutrients, loss of soil micro organisms.
The nutritional quality of Organic foods is much better because of
emphasis on creating a natural ecosystem, soil fertility & conservation and
non use of fertilizers, pesticides and using appropriate varieties.
The specific ingredients in fruits and vegetables that account for
their many health-promoting benefits increasingly points to secondary plant
metabolites, many of which are antioxidants , along with levels and mixtures of
vitamins, minerals, and fiber content.
organic food taste better?
food tastes better as it is grown in well-balanced soil. So, healthy plants
have a great taste. Try organic food and see the difference.
between organic and conventional grown foods?
nitrogen application to plant foods can increase crude protein concentration
but decrease the nutritional value of that protein. Conventional fertilizing
practices could possibly result in higher crude protein content but poorer
quality protein than organic practices.
There is considerable evidence from controlled experiments that
some organic fertilizers result in lower nitrate concentrations in plants
compared to conventional fertilization.
The ultimate test of the nutritional value of food is its ability
to support health, growth, and reproduction over successive generations of
animals or humans. Evidence for increased disease resistance, productivity, or
fertility of animals feeding on organically grown fodder is largely anecdotal.