Many people buy organic foods in the hope that they feel healthy And the likelihood to have a positive impact on the environment. But are organic foods better for you and the environment in the first place? For plants, the term essentially organic means something is growing without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides But this is a little bit deceptive. As you can see, many consumers buy organic materials to avoid all pesticides But the fact is that the growers of organic products are still able to use insecticides and fungicides to prevent insects from destroying their crops Provided, however, it should not be artificially made.
There are more than 20 chemicals approved for organic use in the United States Derived from natural sources such as plants But studies have shown that some natural pesticides are actually more dangerous and environmentally healthy than those of man-made. Does not mean that all bad but simply, “natural” does not always mean what is best for you or the environment. Moreover, not all organic foods are completely organic. If the label simply says “organic” It contains only 95% of organic ingredients If the label says “made of organic ingredients” on products such as bread, which may contain only 70% While “contains organic ingredients” means that it may contain only 50%. But when the label says “100% organic” it contains only organic ingredients completely. In my opinion, the term “animal products is locked” also requires Only proof of access to the outdoors for a period of not less than 5 minutes per day. Huh! Interestingly, a meta-analysis was conducted in 2012, It was found that organic crop production 25% lower on average than traditional ones Although very disparate differences between the types of crops.
For example, organic plant crops are usually less than 33% of those traditional Thus putting pressure Okburaly the natural environment as long as required to more agricultural land. However, leguminous crops organic is only 5% less Since they are more efficient in nitrogen absorption of organic fertilizers Certainly, many of the organic farming practices such as crop rotation and mixed farming instead of using single-farming is better for the soil and the environment. But are they better for you? After 237 study analysis, the researchers concluded that organic fruit and vegetables are not more nutritious than food grown traditionally.
However, long-term studies on purely organic diets are considered difficult Where most people eat a mix of foods that contain inorganic constituents. With respect to organic food systems short-term they show the highest levels of carotenoids, polyphenols, Vitamin C and E, LDL cholesterol, antioxidant activity, signs of the immune system The quality of semen is higher than ever. But small differences clinically. Children who put in organic diets for ten days they have less than organic phosphate levels in the urine Which are associated in higher concentrations with neurological problems But both levels are orders of less than the quantity needed to bring about the size of clinical damage And the mere fact that an organic thing, does not make it better. Organic bag of chips, for example, is still just a carbohydrate fried with very little nutritional value. What is surprising is that most organic foods have a higher rate of being dangerous. Although organic foods represent only 1% of the agricultural area or area However, they represent 7% of the units of food in the recalled in 2015.
For example, this year, summoned several flavors of panels “CLIF” stores Because of sunflower kernels organic that are likely to be contaminated with listeria, a type of bacteria that kill hundreds of people in the United States each year. Another study found in colonic Bictaraa 10% of organic products, compared to 2% in the traditional ones. The truth is, eating organic foods can be good for you, and in some cases be better for the environment.
But this is not important. Production methods significantly different for both organic and conventional foods differ from one farm to another Or from local farms to the factory farms And it is probably a combination of methods that will lead to the greatest results for your health and the environment. It can coexist organic and traditional foods and do not have to contradict each other. Anyone who tells you that 100% uncertain and one way is better than the other completely ignores it is science. When it comes to your health, they are really a combination of diet Exercise and other various other lifestyles, and of course, genetic genes. Translation: team autrjim @ translate.
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