Organic Food

by Kit-Ying Kwan

What is organic food?
Organic Food - Nutrition for the WorldOrganic food is healthier than non-organic food because it produced without using chemicals and non-toxic, and it produced to use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water. That means it is not just good for humans but environment.



Examples of organic foods
The examples of organic foods are organic vegetables, organic meat, organic berries, and organic nuts.



  • Advantages of organic foodsPesticides
  • More Nutrition
    • Organic foods are believed to contain more nutrients than foods that are produced using conventional farming methods. They contain up to 50% more vitamins (like vitamin C) and minerals (like iron and zinc) That means we can earn more nutrients and get healthier.
  • Reduction and prevention of some allergies and diseases
    • Reduction and prevention of some allergies and diseases is the other big advantage of organic foods. Some serious diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer's Disease can be prevented and reduced if people keep eating organic foods, which are natural, synthetic and chemical-free. Allergies can be prevented as well. This is much safer for human, as well as animals that consume them.
  • Tastes better
    • No hesitation that organic foods are more tasteful and superior than any conventional products. Therefore, most of top restaurants use organic foods for their menu and try to keep attracting customers to come again. A just-picked tomato from a local farm tastes better than a tomato that's traveled thousands of miles before reaching a supermarket shelf.
  • Saving the Wildlife and Environment
    • Organic farming is environment-friendly and non-toxic. As organic foods growth without toxic chemicals, that means it is beneficial to wildlife. Wild animals won't deadly because they can rely on the land for food.
    • Using green pesticides, these can boost the crops defense systems by identifying and removing diseased.
  • Economic
    • Reduce soil erosion and less use of water are the benefits for organic farming. Therefore, it is more economical than other farming techniques, and it is more profitable.
Disadvantages of organic foodsbanana
  • Cost
    • Although organic foods taste better and healthier, but planting organic foods need more skills and professional mechanics, so the cost of the farming will increase. They are more expensive than other products to earn more profits. Therefore, not everyone can pay and taste organic foods.It is approximately 40% more expensive.
  • Shelf life
    • Planting organic foods is not using chemical, so they lack of preservatives. That makes those foods have a shorter life. The other word to say that is organic foods should be eaten fresh as possible as you can.
  • Lower output
    • As we know organic foods are more expensive than others, organic farms may experience lower production than other farms because they use the organic farming practices. Therefore, their budget for input is more than others. However, those organic foods are short lived as farms use high levels of fertilizers and other chemicals are not believed to be sustainable.
  • Time and Skills
    • As planting organic vegetables is different than normal planting in the garden, it takes more time to take care of them. That makes sure they grow in the correct way. Moreover, it needs extra to learn other skills, like natural pest and weed control. If people are busy all the time, it is not an advantage for them.
  • Location
    • Organic foods are not available everywhere, so not everyone can buy organic foods in stores or supermarkets easily. Because some locations of organic products are sold on country side or in small- town, it is hard for people to find organic vegetables. As a result, some people might need to drive a long distance to buy organic foods if they want to eat.

Some tips for buying organic foods on the cheap
  • Shop at farmers' markets.
    • If you want to eat healthier, just stop at farmers' markets. There are many great sources of fresh organic foods that you can choose and buy. This is the first step to start eating organic foods.
  • Join a buying club
    • Joining a buying club is a great way to get the cheaper organic foods because you may get 30 percent to 40 percent off the retail prices. If you shop more, you can get more discount. Therefore, you can save money and eat better.
  • Buy in bulk
    • Buying in bulk is the other great way to get the cheaper organic foods because you can get more and more discount.
  • Clip coupons
    • Collect and snatch up the coupons on newspaper or magazines that you can find. Therefore, if you buy in bulk and use those coupons to shop in organic stores, you can save more money.
  • Ease into organic
    • Take it easy into organic and try to eat some organic foods that are your favorite.

News article about organic foods
Holiday Shoppers Favor Organic Products

Getting green over Thanksgiving

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http://www.organic-food-for-everyone.com/advantages-of-organic-food.html
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5139439_advantages-disadvantages-organic-vegetables.html
http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/cheap/20040901a1.asp

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