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Quality and price

Quality and price

A higher price doesn’t really mean higher quality.

The higher price does not just reflect the added cost of organic agriculture techniques. Also, people will pay more for the label, often without knowing what it means, because “Organic” has become a synonym for “luxury.”

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Any additional nutritional benefits from organic foods, compared with conventional, are very small.

Ultimately, if you want more nutrients, eat more vegetables, organic or not.

Organic products are not necessarily better for the environment.

Many organic farmers, especially the large ones, don’t skip pesticides and fertilizers, they just use natural options, which are hardly risk-free.

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Fewer pesticides and heavy metals

  • Fruits, vegetables and grains labeled organic are grown without the use of most synthetic pesticides or artificial fertilizers.
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Fresh food nutrients

Food is most nutritious at the point of harvest. After that, fresh produce starts degrading.

Once picked, that fruit or veg is using its own nutrients to keep its cells alive. Vitamin C found in produce is also sensitive to oxygen and light.

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Natural

The term is not formally defined by the Food and Drug Administration. But, the government agency doesn't object to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances.

Natural does not mean organic or healthy. So, al...

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