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Organic Vs. Regular Food

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Published on Jul 22, 2011

Organic Vs. Conventional Food - Nutritional Differences - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.

The nutritional differences between organic and conventional foods really do not exist. There really not much of a nutritional difference as far as the quality of the food, the taste, or the nutritional composition. There are pros and cons to organic foods. When a food is organic, it means that it was farmed on a soil where no pesticides were used or, with animals where no antibiotics were added, no growth hormones. There would not be any MSG or artificial sweeteners or artificial colors or flavorings added to the foods. There would not be genetically-modified organisms or irradiation used in the processing. So that is good depending if you have certain food allergies and tolerances, you know that an organic food would be free of some of those aspects.

And then an organic food, though, is going to be a lot more expensive, so you want to make sure it is worth it for you, and I would say fruits and vegetables that, where you eat the skin, maybe then an organic food, like for grapes, pears, apples, something like that, because you are going to eat the skin. If you are going to throw away the skin, like for an orange, a banana, an avocado, maybe the organic is kind of a waste of your money. So it is your decision, and I think that with the guidelines, there is safety thresholds that the government has on pesticide use and even conventionally-farmed foods have to adhere to those guidelines. Generally the nutritional quality is the same, and organic foods, though, may have some benefits for some people.

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