Choosing Organic Food
There are several reasons why people chose to eat organic food. The two most popular ones are for health and the environment. As a matter of fact, organic producers follow techniques that respect the environment, which allows them to offer healthier foods. Instead of using chemical fertilizer, they opt for organic composts to enrich the soil. Also, instead of using herbicides, they control weeds by rotating cultures and using a mechanical weeding.
And, the processors ensure that all ingredients are natural and organic. They verify that no synthetic products are used, nor artificial coloring.
All of these factor indicate that the product you are consuming is a healthy one that promotes a healthy environment.
For the flavor and for the taste
On top of offering health and environmental benefits, organic food has a flavor that is usually appreciated by the consumers and connoisseurs. Top chefs and cooks like to use it because of its taste.
In the case of fruits and vegetables, they are typically much less irrigated and, therefore, their natural sugars are more concentrated. This gives them a flavor that differs from the one their non-organic counterparts do not have. As for organic meat, they have a much more pronounced flavor due to the conditions in which the livestock is raised. These animals spend more time outdoors, receive a better quality of food and are slaughtered later in life, their meat is more compact and hold less fat and water than conventional meat.
If you belong to the group of people that believes in animal welfare, you will happy to know that organic farmers share your philosophy. This is just as important for the planet as any environmental movement since caring for animals of all kinds is a matter of health for Mother Earth. Organic farmers care for their animals.
They are not only fed organic grains; they are also treated with respect. Time outside is mandatory and their indoor housing is larger than for conventional livestock. As for their transportation, the norms are very strict.
Furthermore, if an animal meant for organic meat becomes ill and needs antibiotics, the producer does not let it suffer needlessly. The animal will only be sold as conventional meat instead of organic. If it is for milk production, there is a period of time that needs to be respected in order for the milk to be pure again.
For the same values
The production, transformation and distribution of organic products rests on values that surely most of you share as well. It is basically wanting the best for people and the planet and ensuring the best future possible for generations to come.
Organic food is the result of passion, innovation and focus. It is a story between determined entrepreneurs and consumers who are convinced that tomorrow’s nourishment should be of a good quality, healthy and fun.
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