There is much debate around whether or not organic food is better. For us, there is no question about this and we’re going to explain why. Organic food is perceived as being more expensive, however, this isn’t always the case. There are plenty of affordable ways to eat organic foods, including growing your own and buying from local farms.
Learn why organic food is better for your health and which fruits and vegetables you should definitely buy organic. Find out how to go organic in a simple and cost-effective way.
Organic food is grown without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, irradiation or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). GMOs are organisms which have been artificially made in labs and have had their DNA altered. Organic meat, dairy and eggs come from livestock which are free to roam either inside or outdoors, and who are fed organic food. They are not given growth regulators, antibiotics or feed additives. Regulations vary from country to country, but on the whole, organic food is grown with natural fertilisers such as manure and compost and weeds are controlled through natural means like hand weeding and crop rotation.
The clean fifteen refers to a list of the 15 cleanest conventionally-farmed crops; those least likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues. If you can’t go completely organic, these are the crops you should buy conventionally.