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What is so great about organic foods?

What is so great about organic foods?

Pesticides,footprint: Growing food organically is better for the planet. It requires taking better care of the soil to prevent erosion and runoff. May not be as fuel intensive.The effects of many industrialized chemicals used in modern food production are not all known. Some produce higher in chemicals than others. (see dirty dozen) the usda makes no claim that organic food is more nutritious than conventional food. ...Read more

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Organic Foods (Definition)

Organic foods are foods that are produced not using synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents or chemical food additives. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating organic foods?

What are the benefits of eating organic foods?

Healthier usually: Organic foods generally have less herbicides pesticides and chemicals hormones and antibiotics. It very some what the FDA definition of organic is. It does not always mean that all of the above are not used. Sometimes organic foods are no healthier than regular products sometimes there healthier . You can research this online for specific foods ...Read more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Read labels
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Stay away from conventionally grown food that you don't know the farm
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Research the "dirty dozen" fruits and only buy them organic
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Eat grassfed meats
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Where can I find information about classification for organic foods?

The Organic Center: The generations of organic website, http://www.Generationsoforganic.Org/ , is an information site for families put out by the organic center. I'm on their board of directors and used to be their president. ...Read more

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Why are organic foods considered better for you?

No exposure to toxin: Organic foods are grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Also the foods are not irradiated, have additives it exposed to solvents. This decreases the risk of toxic effects of pesticides. ...Read more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Shop at organic food stores
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Read all labels to ensure you are getting an organic product
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Shopping local farmers markets can lead to a treasure of organics
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Shop around, organic foods don't have to be expensive
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Organic foods are known to be better for you, why?

Depends: Organic foods are technically those grown with no artificial fertilizers, insecticides or anything not 'natural'. This supposedly limits the body exposure to these potentially harmful agents and some feel it increases the nutrient content of the food. If true, then it is better for you but there is no proof that this is true. And the label "organic " is not exactly carefully true. ...Read more

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Has anyone seen any improvement in a child after changing from regular to organic foods?

Has anyone seen any improvement in a child after changing from regular to organic foods?

Non-specific: Please ask a specific question; then you might receive an answer. Improvement in what? ...Read more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Checklist)

Shop daily for fresh produce
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Read labels
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Find the organic section of the produce aisle
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Wash all produce before eating
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Is it true that organic foods reduce health risks from presicides?

Yes: Organic food by definition are supposed to be free of pesticides, . ...Read more

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