Organic produce is the food that is made by using as much as natural products as possible. This is done to keep any chemical trances even though said safe is not all-natural, which will cause the food to grow to lose some of its natural nutrients. This type of growing produce is called inorganic produce.
This is done by adding some chemical fertilizers and pesticide during the growth for making a high-breed or to make it look more vibrant and have shine to it on the outside.
This adding of chemicals will also cause for the food to grow to lose some of its taste due to the faster growth process. Especially with animal products, they are fed with hormones, drugs, etc., for further growth of the tier body and increase the quality of the meat. Non-organic food items are usually cheaper compared to the organic counterpart because farming and growing methods yield more food per acre. There is minimal loss due to insect damage, and shelf life is often longer.
According to The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic produce carries significantly fewer pesticide residues than does conventional food. Organic farming practices are designed to benefit the environment by reducing pollution and conserving water, soil quality. Organic produce often costs more than non-organic.
Though they are costly when compared, they are so much better in quality-wise and also, by avoiding any chemicals, we avoid GMO, more nutrients, better taste, reduce pollution of soil and water, organic produce is also certified, which means Certified natural means products have no prohibited pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. By eating organic products, you are minimizing your risk for exposure to environmental toxins and severe health issues that are found in non-organic meat and produce. In addition to it, organic foods are the cleanest available.
Organic food producers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants. They use insects and birds, mating disruption, or traps to reduce pests and some diseases. To avoid weed growth, they rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch. They also give animals organic feed and allow access to the outdoors. By using preventive methods such as rotational grazing, they minimize diseases.
There are different levels of certification for the food they are: -
100% Organic: - Made entirely from organic materials.
Organic: - At least 95% of organic materials are used, with remaining ingredients that are approved by the USDA or the certified govt facility.
Made with Organic Ingredients: - At least 70% of organic ingredients and can display three organic ingredients on the label. Cannot use the organic seal on it.
Non-Organic: - If less than 70% organic ingredients, cannot be label as organic or use the USDA organic seal.
Though people have their doubts regarding the cost and others with organic products, they are still better and safer for you and to try and save some of the the environment we live in.