Senin, 15 April 2013

Why Organic Food Is Food for the Future

The trend towards food is arguably the biggest paradigm shift in food production since the agricultural revolution centuries ago. A system of methods completely different from the current system of procuring food, the organic system aims to revolutionize how we see, make, and eat our food. But beyond the seemingly futuristic implications of food, it is actually based on principles existing since the start of human civilization. Still, that may not be a sufficient answer as far as “why food is the food for the future” is concerned. Hopefully, this article can answer most, if not all, of your questions.

To better answer that question, it is absolutely necessary for you to know first what makes food organic. A lot have been profiting from the term “organic food”, even though it’s possible that they’re not really organic. Just to clarify some deep-seated generalizations, it’s worth it to answer the question of what should be considered organic. Food is considered organic if it is produced using “organic” means. The organic way dictates that no artificial substance should be used in the process of growing plants or animals for food. That means there are no fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, and other synthetically modified content that goes into the food. That’s why food has become such a compelling choice.

What are the advantages of having a diet composed of purely organic food? All these advantages are tied up to not having artificial content on the food. Because of the absence of these potentially toxic contents, there’s no risk of poisoning of both the acute and chronic type. You don’t have to fear anymore that you’re eating pesticide, antibiotic, or some odd substance used to kill other life forms (and conceivably can kill you as well). An additional benefit (mainly because of the better health demonstrated by both plants and animals without these substances) is the increased quality and nutritional value of food relative to its non-organic counterparts. They have more nutrients, particularly the essential ones, and less of the nasty stuff. Plus, their taste and overall palatability is better too. That’s just one of the reasons why organic food has suddenly shot up to our awareness.

One of the things that make people shy away from food is apparently its price. People are openly wondering why organic food are priced that high. Only a few farmers are capable of organic farming so far, and that causes a shortage of supply. It’s coupled with the fact that right now, organic food is being considered as somewhere in between being a “niche product” and a “fad”. Because of these factors, it’s natural to expect prices will be higher. But if awareness with organic food can increase (and signs say it will), it’s realistic to expect that prices are going to go lower as the years progress.

There’s a reason why organic food is being presented like it’s the future. To be quite frank, that’s because it indeed represents the future. Organic food is the next big trend because it simply makes too much sense to ignore.

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