Understanding to the Organic

Organic Life

Living Organically, is to bring less pollution to our environment, so we can enjoy our lives and

live well with our nature. Apart from organic agriculture, organic life includes respecting our

nature, reducing waste of resources and maintaining a harmonious balance between human,

organisms and the nature.

Frequency Ask Question about Organic Food :

1. What is Organic Food?

2. How about the ranking of Organic Food?

3. Is Organic Food tastes better?

4. Does Organic Food have higher nutritive value?

5. How Organic Food reduce potential health risk?

6. Why Organic Food can protect future generations?

7. Is Organic Food more expensive?

8. What is Fair Trade?

1. What is Organic Food?

Organic foods are grown without the use of conventional pesticides, artificial fertilizers, human

waste or sewage sludge. They were processed without ionizing radiation or food additives and

must not be genetically modified. Livestock are reared without the routine use of antibiotics

and without the use of growth hormones. Also, they would not be contaminated in the entire

process from production to delivery to consumers.

2. How about the ranking of Organic Food?

“Bio / Organic” – Before switching to the Organic Farming, conventional farm must have a least

7 years for soil purification. Organic Farming is a form of agriculture that excludes the use of

synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, plant growth regulators, livestock feed additives, and

genetically modified organisms. As far as possible, organic farmers rely on crop rotation, green

manure, compost, biological pest control, and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil

productivity and control pests.

“Demeter” – It is a trademark for bio-dynamic farming that is based on the idea of working in

harmony with the nature and the cosmos. Natural cycles are not disturbed by the use of

inorganic fertilizers and pesticides. Sowing and harvesting take place in accordance with

cosmos rhythm. The soil is nurtured by biologic compounds.

3. Is Organic Food tastes better?

Along with taste and sweetness, the textures as well as firmness of the organic fruits were rated

higher than those grown conventionally. These differences are attributed to the greater soil

quality resulting from organic farming techniques compared to those of conventional farming.

4. Does Organic Food have higher nutritive value?

Some studies have shown that organic fruit and vegetables are on average 25% more nutritious

(vitamins, minerals, enzymes & antioxidants etc. ) than conventional food compared with

conventionally grown products. The FiBL (Research Institute of Organic Agriculture) scientific

research institute states that “organic products stand out as having higher levels of secondary


5. How Organic Food reduce potential health risk?

Many chemical pesticides are found to be oncogenic or potentially oncogenic. Long term

exposure can increase the risk of ill effects in humans, including developmental and

reproductive disorders, immune and endocrine dysfunction and nervous system damages.

Organic farming avoids the use of artificial pesticide and thus may reduce consumers’ exposure

to pesticide residues significantly. It is a much safer choice consumers can made.

6. Why Organic Food can protect future generations?

Infants and children are more vulnerable to pesticide because they consume more food per unit

of body weight than adults. Besides, their organs, nervous and immune systems are still

developing; they might be more susceptible to pesticide damage.

7. Is Organic Food more expensive?

Prices may be higher because organic produce is produced on a smaller scale, and may need to

be milled or processed separately. Also, there is an increase in shipping costs from more

centralized production in otherwise regional markets.

The less expensive conventionally grown foods do not reflect their hidden costs which include:

pesticide regulation, cleaning up of contaminated drinking water and environment, medicinal

costs for illness and injury caused by pesticides.

8. What is Fair Trade?

Fair trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach to alleviating global

poverty and promoting sustainability. The movement advocates the payment of a fair price as

well as social and environmental standards in areas related to the production of a wide variety

of goods.