Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Organics or Conventional!!!
Standing in the grocery store with a huge range of organic foods ...I was in dilemma as to what is good..
Organic or the non -Organic?
increasing concerns about food safety and the fact that many processed foods are made from genetically modified products...seeing the size one can easily figure that out!!
Organically grown foods mean that these organic foods have been grown on land that is absent of any chemicals for a minimum of 3 years. The crops are grown without the use of pesticides or any chemicals whatsoever. Organic foods are processed and packaged without the use of artificial preservatives, colorings, irradiation or any other additives...
Growing up in India and eaten every kind of food from home cooked to street food I think I was more concerned about level of hygiene and nutritional facts rather then worrying about organics or non organics..may be it was not there at that time...
Today when I talk to most of my friends their concern is ..Organic or non organic?so I brought a gallon of organic milk to start with..quite a yellow color,as I put tea bag ..it came out as milky white ... for obvious reasons I drained it and made it from conventional milk .. I think a substitute to organic milk would be soya milk..in bowl of cereal..for me.. but looking at the wide market of organic products from fruits to vegetables, eggs..I have switched to few of the products in organics with my grocery bill goin up but then we all work hard to a good and healthy living ..
TO ME IT APPEARS...
"The rich looked inside their food and didn’t like it, so they voted with their wallets to set up a parallel agriculture system: organic food. They could have lobbied the government to restrict pesticide use. Instead they said, “let the poor eat pesticide-contaminated, low-nutrition cake”.
I am not advocating here for conventional food or organics jus a thought, I have existed on this earth for so long without knowing the word ORGANIC..