Why consider organic?
This is one in a series of posts on why you might want to consider organic foods the next time you are at the grocer or choosing between a conventional or organic food to consume.
Many people consider organic foods to be a “scam” – a more expensive version of the same food.
These posts concerning organic foods are intended to help bring a little insight regarding organic foods; what’s the difference, why consider, is it worth a cost difference, what does it matter, etc.
What is organic?
While the term “organic” is not defined by law or regulations FDA enforces, however – the USDA does have a certification and seal that is intended to assure consumers that the organic foods they purchase are produced, processed, and certified to be consistent with national organic standards.
According to the USDA: Organic is a labeling term that indicates that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used.
There is a difference in how the product is raised, produced, and made ready for you to eat.
You are what you eat, and the same goes for the things you eat – they all become a part of you.
Next up on this series – why should you be concerned about organic vs. conventional.
The goal of mrhlth.com is to help you do this: to provide a place where you can discover changes that you can integrate into your life to take small steps toward a healthier lifestyle.
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