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Organic Food and your health

There are many vitamins and minerals contained within organic food, this is probably due to the way the organic food it is grown. Chemicals are not used in farming organic food, instead natural systems for keeping pests under control and fertilising the soil are used.

All the vital nutrients that are needed for the soil in organic food are given by the organic farmers, and not just those that make the plants grow. Nutrients that are vital to our bodies are given to the plants and crops so that the organic food gives us all the goodness we need.

After the organic food has left the farm it needs to remain as pure as possible, we do this by using:

  • No hydrogenated fats
  • No GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
  • No pesticide residues
  • No nasty additives

There is no food available at present that is better for you than organic food. If you want to look after yours and your families health then it makes perfect sense to eat organic food.

 

Organic Food and Animal Welfare

Why organic food and farming also affects the animals.

Animals looked after the organic way means good quality food for me and you, and the animals are respected and looked after.

Remember when you are browsing the supermarkets or shops for your meat that the reason the organic meat id more expensive is because the animals must by law be looked after well. This means supplying good living conditions, nutritional food and well being for the animals. Which is much better that relying on drugs to treat illness to keep the animals fairly ok.

Organic animals have access to the outdoors, unlike conventionally farmed animals they are not cramped in stressful living conditions. Organically reared animals are not given GM (genetically modified) food, routine antibiotics or growth promoting drugs. The caring for the animals continues after they have left the farm, as transport and slaughter are made as humane as possible.

 

Organic Food and the Environment

Organic food is grown without using unnecessary chemicals, which is good for both you and the environment. Working with nature instead of against it.

On organic farms, trees, hedges, and wide un-farmed field edges are important. Because these provide habitats for natural predators such as spiders, birds and beetles which control pests.

Natural preditors such as birds, spiders, insects, beetles, etc need the nautral hedgerows to live in and feed from. Non-organic farms don't have the large amount of un-farmed field edges, and hedgerows. This doesn't help the wildlife, and in turn pest control. Pesticides used on non-organic farms kills many forms of wildlife, especially birds. Since their use on farmlands, birds are in massive decline. When you buy organic food you are supporting our countryside and environment.

Organic farms that produce organic food must have, over 5 times as many wild plants, and 44% cent more birds in the fields.

Artificial fertilisers are banned in organic farming because they pollute our waters. Instead of using these artificial fertilisers organic farmers use crop rotation, planting crops which naturally feed nitrogen to the soil and using compost manure.

 

Organic Food and your Kids

Organic food is important for all of us but even more important for your growing child. Over 50% of all baby food sales are organic - many parents want the best for their child.

To give our children the best possible chance in the future they need to be given good wholesome organic foods. There are studies that show organic food to contain more essential fatty acids such as omega 3, these play an important role in the development of our brain.

When the safety tests on food are carried out they do not take into consideration the difference between children and adults. Because of there smaller size children risk eating up to five times more chemical residues than adults.

Organic food often has a more subtle colour because harmful artificial colours can not be used. There are problems with some additives causing hyperactivity especially in children. Organic food does not allow additives that have health risks. When you eat organic food you can rest assure that research has been done to provide you with food you can trust.

When you buy food for your children remember that the organic food will always have more vitamins and minerals and contain no harmful additives.

 

Organic Food Pages - Topics & Content

Organic Food Page 1:

Organic Box Schemes

 

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Organic Food at Farmers Markets

Organic Food and Complementary Therapies

 

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Is organic food better for you?

Is organic food safer than conventionally farmed food?

Are the levels of pesticide residues proving to be unsafe?

 

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Does organic food contain more nutrients?

Is organic food better for you?

With preventative medicine in mind, can organic food make a difference to our health?

Are there fewer additives in organic food?

Is organic food safer?

 

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Trans Fats

 

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Organic Food and your health

Organic Food and Animal Welfare

Organic Food and the Environment

Organic Food and your Kids

 

 

 

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