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Why does organic food is better and how will it affect my health?

Why does organic food is better and how will it affect my health?

No pesticides: Organic food is grown without using pesticides. Exposure to many of these is associated with cancer and other illnesses like parkinson's disease, etc. Our environment contains many kinds of toxins, and our bodies can have difficulty getting ride of these. Eating organic food will mean you have less pesticides in your system. In some cases, organic produce may be more nutritious & taste better. ...Read more

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Does organic food really make a difference or it just marketing hype?

Does organic food really make a difference or it just marketing hype?

No, not hype: Organic food is more expensive, but it reduces exposure to toxic pesticides. Also i've personally noticed the flavor to often be better with organic foods (especially apples!) another reason to eat organic foods is to avoid the genetically modified (gmo) ones that now permeate our food supply -- with little data to support their long-term safety. Great essay here: http://tinyurl.Com/pkh43g3. ...Read more

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What is organic food?

Non-Synthetic Eats!: In a general sense, foods that are produced without synthetic additives from start to finish would be considered organic. More specifically, foods that are produced in accordance with the federal organic foods production act, may be labeled 'organic'. This is not to imply that they have intrinsically better nutritional value, nor are they somehow 'better for you'. ...Read more

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What are considered the benefits of eating all organic food?

What are considered the benefits of eating all organic food?

Natural History: The benefit of eating organic food is that the thousands of chemicals they (naturally) contain have been tested by nature over the millions of years of evolution, and found compatible with the ecosystem in which they developed. This may not be true of man-made chemicals, but at least the man-made chemicals have been tested for safety, whereas thousands of natural chemicals remain untested. ...Read more

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How to convince my family to buy me organic food?

How to convince my family to buy me organic food?

Organic Food: 1. Discuss the health benefits. 2. Because organic food products can be considerably more expensive than non-organic, if you family can't afford it - consider growing it yourself. Even small container gardens can have great yields. ...Read more

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Is the organic food revolution mostly limited to grains?

Is the organic food revolution mostly limited to grains?

No: Organic foods include fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products, as well as legumes and grains, and a multitude of packaged foods as well. ...Read more

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Please explain why is organic food not better for your health?

Please explain why is organic food not better for your health?

Less pesticides: Generally, organically grown foods are pesticide free or contain very low amounts of harmful pesticides. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the extra price?

Is organic food worth the extra price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the price?

Is organic food worth the price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more