Why buy organic?

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70% pass rate. For legal reasons a company is allowed to label their food as organic as long as 70 percent of the production falls under the organic guidelines. This means the food can still be exposed to pesticides, synthetic fertilisers and hormones.

con

Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Pesticides. In conventional farming pesticides are used to kill insects and other pests that eat and destroy crops. This pesticides are designed to be toxic to living things and kill smaller creatures. While they won’t kill a human, prolonged exposure to any toxin is harmful and best to be avoided. The main aspect of organic food is it is pesticide free.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Antibiotics. Organic meat is raised without the use of antibiotics which conventional farming uses to prevent meat contamination. Antibiotic resistant bacteria are becoming more and more common in non-organic varieties of meat.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Price. Organic agriculture requires more resources, time and labour to produce and of course those costs are passed on to the consumer. Expect to pay more for the same item if the label says organic

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Environment. Organic produce hasn’t been grown with the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers used in commercial farming which have detrimental effects on the environment. With irrigation and weather these substances can trickle into waterways and end up in lakes, rivers and the ocean

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Shorter shelf life. Due to the more natural growing and preserving of the produce organic foods will tend to spoil quicker than the conventional counterparts.

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GMO free. It is still not required to label GMO foods in the US so if you wish to steer clear of these foods eating Organic is your best bet. Organic pretty much means the food is grown as naturally and without interference as possible.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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Health advantages. Numerous studies have been conducted that show no link between eating organic food and having more optimal health.

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Answered on August 20, 2017.
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