What are organic foods?
In Australia, foods are defined as organic when they are grown without pesticides or artificial fertilisers, there is no genetic modification, and foods are not exposed to irradiation.
Why do people choose organic foods?
Animal welfare and environmental sustainability are two important factors contributing to organic farming. People opt to purchase organic foods for a number of reasons including;
- Environmental sustainability
- Supporting local farmers
- Reduced ingestion of chemicals
- Taste preferences
Are organic foods healthier?
Both organic and conventionally grown foods can provide all the nutrients we need when included in a healthy balanced diet. Studies have also shown that there aren’t actually any extra nutritional benefits from organic food - meaning that regular fruit and vegetables are equally as good for you, and much more affordable!
For more info check this out: https://theconversation.com/mondays-medical-myth-organic-food-is-more-nutritious-5574.