Organic Food For A Better Environment And Health
You must have heard about organic food, haven’t you? What do you know about it?
Imagine if your spinach, broccoli, carrots, celery, apples, oranges, pears, and other fruits and vegetables on your table do not contain chemical substances. A healthier body will be yours ever.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic food is produced by farmers to emphasize renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.
This food is produced and processed without using any synthetic ingredients or chemical substances which can disrupt the balance of nature.
Do you know what that means? Yes, organic food production is better for our environment.
Meanwhile, organic meat, eggs, poultry, and dairy products are produced by not using growth hormones and antibiotics. Wow, that’s supposed to be healthy and safe for your body.
Consuming organic food is indeed an investment to a healthier life in the future. Making it a daily menu for the family is a healthful idea as well.
What is the standard of organic food?
The USDA has established a set of national standard that “organic” labeled food must meet.
One of them is the farm condition, whether it follows the rules necessary to meet the USDA organic standards. For instance, there must be no prohibited substance for 3 years on land.
Certification to the companies that process or handle the organic food before it reaches local supermarkets or restaurants is also required.
How to tell if certain food is organic? See a label on the food package or watch for signs in the supermarket.
Costly, yet healthy
Unfortunately, you may find that organic food is rather more expensive from non-organic one. One of the reasons is organic food needs more farmers to handle the production as they weed, for example carrots and onions, by hand.
So it’s clear than consuming organic food is not simply about eating. Again, it is a future asset. Not only is it beneficial for our environment but also for our health, our family’s health.