Fun Fact Friday~Why I Prefer NON ORGANIC Food.
(Just a little note from me, before you read. I am in no way saying that I disagree with organic farming or food. I actually have a family friend that farms organic wheat and I couldn’t be prouder of their choice. What I am about to say is why I personally prefer to feed my family conventionally grown, non organic foods.)
What is organic food?
Is organics food more nutritious?
Do you know the difference between an organic apple and non organic apple?
These are the questions I asked myself before making my decision. And I am betting that you have wondered these same questions.
Let me explain.
Organic food as defined by Wikipedia:
Organic foods are foods produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. Standards vary worldwide, however organic farming in general features practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organizations regulating organic products may choose to restrict the use of certain pesticides and fertilizers in farming. In general, organic foods are also usually not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives.
So really what organic refers to is the way farmers grow and process products such as fruits, vegetables, and grains without using pesticides and fertilizers. Organic food must follow USDA guidelines and must be labeled as such.
So is organic food more nutritious?
Do you have a thought on organic or non organic? Leave it in the comments!