You have heard a lot of information about organic food in Singapore. If you are looking for safer and more natural foods, organic food fits the bill.
While some say that organic food are better because they are PESTICIDE FREE, there are always voices that believe food is food and that organic food is no better for you than any other types of foods.
So, are foods grown organically really better for you? Here is a closer look.
Advantages of Organic Food
There are several pros of organic food that no one can argue with.
First of all, these foods are grown without chemicals and pesticides. Natural fertilizers are preferred over chemicals. Organic food farmers find other ways to control weeds, insects and disease rather than spraying them with harsh chemicals.
If you are looking at organic meats, there is a difference, too. Traditionally, farmers that tend to livestock for food consumption will inject the animals with antibiotics, growth hormones and other types of medications to prevent diseases and help the animal grow larger. Organic farmers raise livestock with organic foods.
In short, plants and animals that are grown organically are better for the animal, the environment and you.
Disadvantages of Organic food
There are some disadvantages of organic food. It costs more to grow organic plants or to tend to animals organically. As such, organic products are more expensive. These higher costs have to be passed on to the consumer.
Also, organic food may be harder to find. While it is true that more grocery stores are now carrying organic product, many are not ready to do so. Besides, you may be limited in what you can buy.
You should also remember that not all organic product are the same. There may be some guidelines to be followed, it does not mean that all of the ingredients in the product is organic.
So in short, when you have to make the decision of whether or not to go organic at the grocery store, keep a few things in mind. There have been no conclusive studies or endorsement from authorities that show that organic products are safer or are more nutritious than non-organic foods.
Another disadvantage is since organic food are generally without wax or preservatives, they may spoil faster.