July 13, 2022 · 10:52 AM
For years now, we’ve been hearing the term organic when it comes to our food. I’ll have to admit when I see something labeled organic, all it tells me is that the particular item is going to cost more. Delving into the world of organic produce should shed a little light on this well-known, yet mysterious word, often used in our daily lives.
What does organic mean? Organic food is grown using unconventional pesticides and natural fertilizers.
People, who nosh on organic food, tend to consume fewer pesticides and antibiotics, but nutritionally, an organic diet as opposed to a diet grown the traditional way are about the same.
Pesticides and herbicides are used in organic farming; however, they simply use what the USDA approves. Inserting my two cents worth, I’m not overly impressed with government approval of anything; however, you can trust food labeled organic. Now if we evaluate the post you just mentally consumed, the term organic probably means about the same things it did when you began reading. Such is the ways of federal advertising.
I myself would tend to lean toward organic foods, and to take it one step further the natural label means very little of anything.
Have a great week and may God bless!