A food for thought

ORGANIC food aisles are rapidly becoming popular amongst customers at supermarkets.

The amount of nuts, fruits, vegetables and other foods that are organic has increased dramatically over the past decade.

People appear to be more aware of the environment.

They don’t want food from farmersĀ using synthetic chemicals (such as pesticides or artificial fertilisers).

They want the freshest range of veges, fruits and herbs.

They want to protect the environment as well as look out for their family members.

On organicfood.com.au, the business has become popular and are delivering boxes of fruit and veges to Melbourne and Sydney.

There’s organic eggs and meats – the list goes on. It’s about having looking out for the animals and they are treated as humanely as possible and with respect during the process.

For example, chickens are free range and not kept in cages and cows are not kept in feed lots. Animals are also not fed any growth-regulating drugs, steroids, hormones or antibiotics. The animals may be treated with vaccines to prevent disease.

Organic farming is also concerned with protecting the environment and working in harmony with existing ecosystems: for example, conserving water, soil and energy, and using renewable resources and natural farming cycles. Traditional farming methods are often used, such as rotating crops to prevent depleting the soil of nutrients.

They might seem like little changes but it does affect the tasteĀ — and it also makes people sleep better at night knowing they have not harmed an animal or harmed the environment by eating the normal fruit and veges that are in supermarkets today.

Organic food can be found all over the world with countries such as Sweden and Africa having increased rates of organic food being purchased at their local markets.

The only problem perhaps is the price. Organic food in Australia is usually a little more expensive than those normal veges and fruit.

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