Top 5 Reasons To Go Organic
Organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. While there are standard regulations but it varies from country to country, in India the standards ensure that the product or the raw materials used in the product were grown through organic farming, without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or induced hormones. The certification is issued by testing centers accredited by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the National Program for Organic Production of the Government of India. For organic livestock raised for meat, eggs, and dairy products must have access to the outdoors and be given organic feed. They may not be given antibiotics, growth hormones, or any animal by-products.
Here are 5 reasons why one should buy organic food.
1. Organic Food Is Healthy and Safe – Usually, the health and safety of the food products are confused with the nutritional value it offers. Here, healthy and safe refers to production methods. Organic food is much safer and thus translates to the absorption of more nutrients leading to a healthier you. Conventional food contains pesticides, hormones or chemicals that are designed to kill.
2. Organic Food Tickles Taste Buds – Organic food surely offers a fresh flavor as it does not contain any artificial preservatives or artificial flavoring agents. This reduces the shelf life of the products and leads to fresh consumption.
3. An Investment in Health - With an increase in demand the organic food is becoming more accessible and affordable. It costs slightly higher than conventional food but it is an investment in health.
4. Rich in Nutrition – Organic milk is richer in certain nutrients. There are many studies available to support the claim that organic milk contains higher omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients compared to conventional milk.
5. Not Modified - Organic food is not genetically modified. GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are plants wherein the DNA has been altered or crossbreed to produce a plant that is resistant to pesticides.