What has happened to our food industry that we have look for the organic version of everything?
“What has happened to our food industry that we have to search the shelves of the grocery store looking for the organic version of everything?” Can we just expect to buy real nutritious food without chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, or other toxic contaminants? The other day, I was at the grocery store, I picked up a candy bar that was labeled as “real milk chocolate”. I just thought what do they really mean by REAL MILK CHOCOLATE?
There is really no such thing as “real” chocolate made from milk. Real chocolate is made from cacao and ‘hopefully’ raw cane sugar. So called ‘milk chocolate’ is a derivative of milk and sugar with little or no trace of cacao.
Many other advertising packages also say “natural”. Well natural doesn’t necessary mean organic, does it? However there is a huge difference between natural and organic. TNatural foods have high levels of antibiotics, hormones, GMOs, toxins and pesticides and when you go shopping read the products labels very carefully.
What is organic?
Organic is a way of processing and growing food that doesn’t require any pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. These toxins contaminate the water we drink, the air we breathe and the soil we use for planting. By eating these foods, the toxic chemicals will eventually find their way into our body.
Instead of using chemicals, pesticides and herbicides, organic farmers cover their plants, rotate crops, and add plant waste additives and beneficial insects to the soil in order to both control the pest problems as well as enriching the soil. Organic farmers do not use any antibiotics, hormones or GMOs to fatten up their chickens or cows and they truly believe in nutrition and stress free living condition for their livestock. Their cows are grass fed and chickens are free range and feed off of vegetarian diet (not GMO corns). The animals are well treated and allowed to live in more natural environment rather than cages.Soil erosion is also an issue and has led to depletion of nutrients in the soil.