Organic Food Essay

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Organic food differs from conventionally produced food simply in the way it is grown, handled and processed. Organic farming embraces an approach that everything unnatural should be avoided when growing food for human or animal consumption. This includes: Use of natural pesticide and natural fertilizer (like manure) as oppose to their chemical counterparts. Organic farming makes use of various crop systems (such as crop rotation, tillage and cultivation practices). These various methods enhance and maintain soil fertility. citation
Conventional farming uses scientific and technological developments to grow food for human or animal consumption. This includes, but is not limited to the use of chemical fertilizers, chemical pesticides, chemical
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Hill and Lynchehaun (2002) suggest that consumers feel that organic food is of a higher quality than conventionally grown food due to their high prices, which thus informs their perceptions of taste. Interestingly, Fillion and Arazi (2002) directed a string of blind taste-tests between organic and non-organic orange juice and milk. It was found that organic orange juice was perceived as tasting better than conventional orange juice; but, no differences were found between organic and conventional milk. It was then concluded that the general claim ‘organic food tastes better’ is thus not sound for all organic food…show more content…
This reflects a belief that organic food is locally grown, perhaps by smaller, family-owned farms. The time frame from the farm to the store, and from the store to the consumer, is much tighter, which means the foods have a very limited shelf-life but are quite fresh (Beharrell, B., and J. H. MacFie. "Consumer attitudes to organic foods." British Food Journal 93.2 (1991): 25-30.)
Many changes observed in the environment, occurs gradually over time. Organic agriculture considers the medium- and long-term effect of agricultural interventions on the agro-ecosystem. It aims to produce food while establishing an ecological balance to prevent soil fertility or pest problems. Organic agriculture takes a proactive approach as opposed to treating problems after they

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