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Organic versus non-organic

Organic ***** Inorganic Foods: Why Eat organic?"

The rapid development of the ***** market over the past twenty years has spread both opportunity and awareness of both organic foods and the kinds of tactics that are used to grow in-organic *****. The *****th ***** the organic market has also helped draw ***** prices of such goods down to a level that makes it possible for many more consumers to buy and eat them. Yet, many consumers would still like ***** see ***** evidence that paying the marginal difference in price ***** seemingly the same product is logical and absorbable for their family finances. This work will argue that: there is a m*****rked difference in the nutr*****ional quality of organic foods as compared to non-organic foods and this ***** is measurable and demonstrated not just by organic **********, farmers or converted ********** consumers but ***** agricultural and medical industry leaders who have taken up ***** cause of resolving ***** question for consumers, once and for all.

It seems that within the last few years ***** organizations ***** individuals have taken up the cause of advocating for consumer utilization of organic foods. Many of *****se organizations and individuals seem to have a vested interest or at the very least a near religion like commitment to buying ***** eating ***** foods. The mainstream medical, agricultural and biochemistry academic communities on the other hand ********** ***** be reluctant to c*****clude that organic foods were any *****tter than non-organic foods. Current trend ***** somewhat reversed this stand as more and more research has come out ***** bolster the claims of the organic community that the potential reduced impact on the environment seen from ***** farming ***** most importantly ***** nutritional content ***** organic ***** is indeed worthy of consumer utilization of such products even if they have to stomach a marginal cost difference. Additionally, today's consumers are also finding this ***** difference to be even smaller ***** it was a few years ago, as availability of organic products incre*****es, distri*****ion streamlines and more organic ***** compete for shelf space, even in mainstream non-specialty markets.


***** Cited

*****, Allison. "Report Confirms More Health Benefits of Organic Food." Organic Consumers Association. 2003. http://www.**********.org/organic/polyphenolics031203.cfm.

Byrum's article is a review of ***** study conducted by Alyson Mitchell, Ph.D., a food scientist *****t the University ***** California, Davis, where Mitchell found that organic ***** sustainably grown foods (foods ***** with a combination of organic and modern agricultural practices, mostly reflecting the elimination of conventional herbicides and pesticides but ***** the use of some non-***** fertilizers) were much higher in antioxidants. Antioxidants are proven to reduce the incidence ***** cancer ***** ***** age increased diseases as *****y protect the plant from attack ********** ***** protect the body from oxidization, a leading cause of cell deterioration.

Lipson, Elaine Marie. ***** Organic Foods Sourcebook. Chicago:

Contemporary Books, 2001.

***** demonstrates an comprehensive knowledge ***** organic food sourcing. This is an especially helpful ***** if one lives in a community


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