Organic Food Vs Organic Foods

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Introduction: Researching organic foods and whether they are better than conventional and genetically modified foods. What does the term “Organic” mean? It simply means that the produce is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilisers, genetic modification or ionising radiation. With animals it means that those animals do not ingest any grown hormones or antibiotics. Organic foods are produced by organic farmers who emphasise the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to promote environmental quality for future generations. Before any food can be called “organic” a government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the products are grown or produces to ensure that the farmer is following all necessary rules to meet USDA organic standards. Is organic food more nutritious than conventional food and does it taste better? There is no definite answer to this question as research is still being done, however there has been some research that has shown organic foods to have a higher nutritional value, e.g. researchers at the University of California recently found that organic tomatoes contain higher levels of phytochemicals and vitamin C than conventional tomatoes. Many people choose organic ingredients to cook with as they believe it has a superior taste and quality. These plants are grown in well balanced soil and therefore could be proven to taste better. Is it safe to consume? Many people say that organic food is safer, more

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