The word organic is quite in trend these days isn’t it? Recommendations like if you want to stay healthy and fit; start having organic food, if you want to have flawless skin then, start using organic make up, instead of Synthetic fabrics the organic fabrics are promoted and so on. The word organic is concerned with everything that is natural or comprises of only natural elements and ingredients, with no trace of any chemical in it. And so, organic food would be the product which has been processed and made with a natural procedure without using any kind of chemicals to make it better. But, have you ever thought does the organic food you buy is really organic? This article will talk about all the benefits of eating organic food and the benefits of local farming so that you can know which is better and which is not!
The benefits of eating organic food!
- Healthy– There is “N” numbers of benefits of going organic. The first and foremost meaning of going organic would be equal to going healthy. Organic food contains very few pesticides the content of which in normal food is very high. Lack of preservatives make the organic food last longer than usual. And because of this they are healthy for our body.
- Same town– The farming of these foods is done on small farms that are on the outskirts of any city.
- Environment friendly– undoubtedly organic farming is harmless to the nature and environment as the soil remains fertile throughout without the use of chemicals. The animals who give organic products are never given any sought of antibiotics, medicine, etc. to give better or more milk. The organic development of milk and meat comprises of more healthy nutrients than the basic milk and meat generated by using chemicals.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), also known as the Agriculture Department is the U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally.
Approximately 80% of USDA’s $140 billion budget goes to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) program. The largest component of the FNS budget is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which is the cornerstone of USDA’s nutrition assistance.
The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) requires a minimum of 95% of a product’s ingredients to be organic in order to be allowed to carry their logo on the packaging.
According to their website “Organic agriculture produces products using methods that preserve the environment and avoid most synthetic materials, such as pesticides and antibiotics.
Organic is considered safer than “Natural” products as there are stricter standards on materials and methods in growing and producing the food.
The benefits of using local food products!
- Budget change– The major change and effect that start you occur when switch from normal and regular to organic would be the budget. The regular food products tend to be cheaper than the organic ones so not everyone can afford to switch.
- Money remains in state itself- If the food is locally grown than the flow of money is limited to the state and probably goes directly to the farmers. Further, there are also few seasonal fruits and vegetables that can only be grown in a particular season and there are also few of the food products which do not grow in our country and are imported from abroad, the price of which is again very high.
- Eat fresh- Also, if the people understand the importance of eating local food products and start putting it into execution then they would only get to eat the most fresh food of all time. As the time spend on transportation is eliminated and the food directly goes to the consumers.
There are various other health benefits as well. Organically grown food is always good for health.