Many of us think that we are eating well by having healthy foods like whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. But are we really having healthy food? Most of these foods come with significant risks due to use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers. Owing to this more and more people are choosing organic foods although they cost slightly more than the non-organic foods. But it makes one wonder if these foods are really worth it or if it is another money making tactic.
Organic foods are grown or raised without using synthetic chemicals like chemical fertilizers, pest killers (pesticides), weed killers, or drugs.
That is when organic food is grown:
Developed countries like the United States, have made rules to govern labeling of foods as organic. Before a food product is labeled organic inspection is done to ensure that the food is grown according to the regulations set for organic foods.
Food grown organically may cost twice as much when it's grown non-organically. The reasons for the higher cost, of organic foods include:
Yes if you eat organic foods you can avoid pesticides. But try to ensure that what you are buying is really organic and not only labeled as organic. But remember that organic foods are not easily available every where and it often costs more. If pesticides really worry you but money is a constraint buy organic versions foods you eat most often.
But, if can not get organic food, steps that can help to lower the amount of pesticides on your food are:
However eating nonorganic fruits and vegetables, which have pesticide is definitely better than not eating fruits and vegetables.
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