Organic Food Essay: Why Choose Organic Produce?

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Title: Why Choose Organic Produce? The battle between organic produce and store bought goods has been raging for a while now. Most supermarket bought fruit and vegetables can contain artificially added chemicals and pesticides. Organic, home grown produce is the only way to know that the food you eat is “what it says on the tin” and is truly good for you. The difference It is believed that organic foods hold more antioxidant compounds that have been found to have better health benefits than regular, store bought food. Such produce even has lower levels of pesticides and toxic metals. Antioxidants in organic food has previously been linked to reduction in a variety of chronic diseases including certain cancers, cardiovascular diseases and neurodegenerative conditions – however yet…show more content…
55% of people choose organic because they believe it is healthier, 53% does so to avoid chemical residue and 44% care for the environment and nature, believing that organic growing helps the environment more. The demand for organic food has increased over the years, as food bearing seals of organic approval are guaranteed and monitored by certifying bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Organic Food Products Act. Higher levels of toxic metals such as cadmium have been found in conventional crops, while pesticide residues were four times less likely to be found in organic food, in research funded by the European Union and The Sheepdrove Trust, an organic faming charity. Organic Farming – The benefits Relying on more natural forms of farming such as biological pest control and crop rotation, organic farming does not use chemical fertilisers or feed additives to livestock. Natural processes are used to replace chemical pesticides. One example of this is using ladybirds to eat

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