Organic food is the result of a farming system which avoids the use of pesticides and man-made fertilisers, Organic farming promotes ecological balance and conserves biodiversity. They are produced without use of genetically modified or GM components.
Myth vs Reality
Organic Food is Very Expensive
Yes organic food is expensive but with the growing competition in the market, it is gradually becoming affordable. Organic food on an average is about Rs20-Rs 30 more than conventional food but it is worth when you realise that you are having pesticide free food.
Pesticide is not bad
Pesticides are bad even though they are used to control weed species and prevent plant diseases. But if pesticides are absorbed by the human body they remain in the body for a long period of time.
Organic Food is good only for humans
Organic food is not only good for humans but good for nature as well. In addition to killing weeds it also destroys the nutrition of the soil and contaminates the turf and water as well. It is toxic to a host of other animals including insects, fish and even birds.
Organic Food does not Taste Better
If you are served organic food on one plate and conventional on the other, research has shown that most are unable to make the difference. There isn’t much of a difference between the two. Yes, initially it might taste a tad different especially when one is switching but not a drastic one.
Organic Food is marketing Hype
Some feel that organic is marketing hype. No it isn’t. What you see is generating awareness and spreading the importance of organic food.
Myths about Organic Food
Scientific American Blog
Benefits of organic Food