Organic food: What is and Why

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Organic food: What is and Why

  1. 1. What is Organic Food? <ul><li>Produce of Organic Agriculture </li></ul>
  2. 2. Organic Agriculture <ul><li>Organic Agriculture </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organic Agriculture <ul><li>Organic farming is the form of agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>that relies on </li></ul><ul><li>crop rotation, green manure, compost, biological pest control, and mechanical cultivation </li></ul><ul><li>to maintain soil productivity and control pests, </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Organic Agriculture <ul><li>excluding the use of </li></ul><ul><li>synthetic fertilizers and synthetic pesticides, plant growth regulators, livestock antibiotics, food additives, and genetically modified organisms </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Organic <ul><li>Organic produce is not covered in a cocktail of poisonous chemicals. The average conventionally-grown apple has 20-30 artificial poisons on its skin, even after rinsing. Go organic! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Organic <ul><li>Fresh organic produce contains on average 50% more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micro-nutrients than intensively farmed produce. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Organic <ul><li>Going organic is the only practical way to avoid eating genetically modified (GM) food. And when you buy organic food, you are showing your mistrust of genetically modified food in perhaps the most effective way – with your money. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why Organic Industrialized dairy farms use a lot of pharmaceuticals. Dairy milk and products is linked to many illnesses
  9. 9. Why Organic <ul><li>Organic produce simply tastes so much better. Fruit and vegetables full of juice and flavor </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why Organic <ul><li>Organic farms support and nurture our beautiful and diverse wildlife [biodiversity]. </li></ul><ul><li>Organic farms nurture the whole environment, wherever you are. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why Organic <ul><li>Organic food is not really more expensive than intensively farmed foods </li></ul><ul><li>No government subsidy/ IASSTD </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden costs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why Organic <ul><li>Intensive farming can seriously damage farm workers’ health. So go organic if you care about other people, wherever they are. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Organic & Natural Food <ul><li>Mother Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Nourishment </li></ul><ul><li>for Us All </li></ul>
  14. 15. Organic Food <ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>

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