Is Organic Food Better and More Nutritious?

Is Organic Food Better and More Nutritious?

Organic food is the new feature in most of the supermarkets. It has also created a great confusion between what to choose- organic or conventional? According to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources. The aim is to conserve soil and water and to minimize soil erosion and degradation to enhance the quality of environment for the future generations.

It is mandatory for all the organic foods to bear a ‘USDA organic label’ and this label indicates that the food product is produced according to the USDA standards.

Non-organic foods may contain certain food additives such as preservatives, fortifying agents, colorings and flavorings, artificial sweeter and MSG (monosodium glutamate). The use or addition of these food additives is strictly restricted in organic foods. This means that organic foods may be natural food sources.

Not just this but organic foods are also environment friendly. Organic farming reduces the water, air and soil pollution and improves the quality of soil.

However, there are two drawbacks of organic foods. As preservatives are not used, they may spoil faster and they cannot be stored for a longer duration. The second drawback is that organic foods are expensive as compared to the conventional foods. The farming techniques and practices are expensive which in turn increases the cost of the food product.

If you want foods free from pesticides and other chemicals, organic foods are a better option as compared to conventional foods.

 

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