Organic food is extremely popular and everyone wants to know about its benefits. The sweeping public opinion that organic food is healthier than conventional food is quite strong. It is the main reason for the increase in its demand over the past 5-6 years. These facts are a strong proponent of organic food scientific research conducted thus far on various organic food items has not been able to give strong evidence about the superiority of organic food over non-organic food.
Milk has shown that it has more antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, CLA, and vitamins than non-organic milk. Organic milk is healthier than non-organic milk since the cows are pasture grazed which results in the better quality of milk.
Organically grown Tomatoes
Biological tomatoes are produced in an environment that has a lower nutrient supply since nitrogen-rich chemical fertilizers are not added. This leads to an excessive formation of antioxidants, such as quercetin (79% higher) and kaempferol (97% higher) in organic tomatoes. As we all know, antioxidants are good for health and help in reducing heart disease and the chances of developing cancer.
In general, organic food consumers, manufacturers, and farmers strongly believe that organic food has the following benefits compared to conventional food.
Antioxidants from organic foods on overall health and the predominant results have shown that antioxidants tend to have more of an impact when they come from organic foods. This may be due to the fact that foreign chemicals are not negatively interacting with the different vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds that are so essential for the positive impact of fruits and vegetables in the prevention of cancer, heart diseases, premature aging, vision problems, and cognitive malfunction.
In recent decades, one of the biggest projects for farmers and food growers has been a genetic modification. Making tomatoes six times larger might sound like a possible option for solving some world hunger issues. But there is another side to it, genetic modification is still in its early stages. So the long-term effects of it on human health aren’t understood very well. Organic food advocates point to the lack of concrete details about its long-term effects.
Since organic food is not prepared using chemical fertilizers. It does not contain any traces of these strong chemicals and does not affect the human body in negative ways. Natural fertilizers, like manure, work perfectly fine, and organic farmers are happy to use. Though these natural fertilizers are smellier, they are a yet safer form of fertilizer.
As harmful chemicals are not used in organic farming, there is minimal soil, air, and water pollution; thus ensuring a safer and healthier world for future generations to live in.
Animal welfare is an important aspect of producing organic milk, organic meat, organic poultry, and organic fish. People feel happy that the animals are not confined to a miserable caged life when they eat organic animal products.