With the practice of producing synthetic or forcedly ripen vegetables and fruits on the rise, it’s becoming quite difficult to maintain healthy diet of the family. The same natural things that used to imbibe immunity and ensure well being of people are proving to be ineffective thanks to recent outburst in malpractices in foods across the globe. The only efficient answer to the ill-practices is to opt for organic foods.
What are organic foods?
The food which is the output of organic farming is called as organic food. The organic farming doesn’t imply use of synthetic pesticides or harmful chemicals while they are widely used in conventional farming for growing and processing of fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy. Only natural components are employed in organic farming and if required, minute quantities of artificial additives are imparted.
How are organic products different from conventional foods?
The production of both food products i.e. organic and conventional is completely different. The former uses natural ingredients while the latter absorbs chemical or synthetic mixtures. The differences between the two types of farming are listed below
1) Organic food growing uses natural fertilizers like manures, cow dung, etc while traditional foods inject chemical fertilizers to boost growth in plants and animals.
2) Organic farming takes ECO-Friendly measures like crop rotation, hand weed or cover to protect plants from the unwelcome weed. Contrarily, conventional farming sprays herbicides to get rid of the daunting weed.
3) For preserving plants from natural threats like insect intrusion, Organic cultivation uses natural insecticides spray, insects & birds that feed on the intruders or place nets to prevent insects from entering the farmland. On the other hand, orthodox farming use synthetic insecticide sprays to protect plants from insects.
4) If animal acquires disease, organic farming makes use of natural ways like rotational grazing, leaving the infected animal in open environment, etc. To protect them from acquiring disease, the farmers take preventive measures like supplying them a clean balance diet, keeping the housing neat and tidy, etc. Conventional farming cure infected animals by injecting growth hormones, antibiotics, veterinary medicines, etc to make him healthy and boost their growth.
It is believed that organic foods are healthy and taste better than traditionally grown fruits and vegetables. To know the truth, studies are being conducted regularly to check if they really make any difference.