Organic farming refers to the way farmers grow and process their crops. It starts with an attitude and preservation of the ‘cycle of life’ between soil, plants, animals and humans. Emphasis is placed on renewable resources, soil and water conservation.
Apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth
Apply natural fertilizers, like manure or compost, to feed soil and plants
Spray insecticides to reduce pests and disease
Use beneficial insects and birds, reproductive disruption, or traps to reduce pests
Use chemical herbicides to manage weeds
Rotate crops, turn the soil, weed by hand, or put down mulch to manage weeds
A recent report from The Organic Centre reviewed 97 studies published since 1980 comparing nutrient levels in organic and conventional foods. The conclusion: Organic fruits and vegetable deliver more nutrients per average serving, including protective phytonutrients like polyphenols and antioxidants pigments. Check out their site: www.organic-center.org
Check the label 100% Organic – Product has no synthetic ingredients 95% Organic – Product contains at least 95% organic 70% organic – Product contains at least 70% organic material Less than 70% -Cannot use the word ‘organic’ on their label, though they can include organic items in their product.
• Buy products in season, eg. local farmer’s markets.
• Wash all fruits & veggies thoroughly under running water.
• “Natural” is not synonymous with organic, thought the USDA label may appear on minimally processed foods.
If it is not in the soil….. It is not in your food.
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