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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 ***** both organic foods and the kinds of tactics that are used to grow in-organic foods. The ********** ***** ***** organic market has also helped draw the prices of such goods down to a level ***** makes it possible for many more consumers to buy and eat them. Yet, many consumers would still like to see more evidence that paying the marginal difference in price for seem*****gly the same product is logical and absorbable ***** their family finances. This work will argue that: there is a m*****rked difference in the nutritional quality of organic ***** as compared to non-***** foods and this difference is me*****urable and demonstrated not just by organic marketers, farmers or converted organic consumers but by 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 ***** many organizations and individuals have taken ***** the cause of advocating for consumer utilization ***** organic foods. Many of *****se organizations and ***** seem ***** have a vested interest or at the very least a near religion ***** commitment to buying ***** eating organic foods. The mainstream *****, agricultural and biochemistry academic communities on the other hand ********** ***** be reluctant to conclude that ***** foods were any better than non-organic foods. Current trend ***** somewhat reversed this stand as more and more research has come out to bolster the claims of ***** organic community ***** the potential reduced impact on the environment seen from organic farming ***** most importantly the nutritional content ***** ***** foods is indeed worthy of consumer ***** of ***** *****s even if they have to stomach a ***** cost difference. Addition*****y, today's ***** are ***** finding this cost difference to be ***** smaller ***** it was a few years ago, as availability of organic products increases, distri*****ion streamlines and more organic products compete for shelf space, even in mainstream non-specialty markets.


***** Cited

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

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 grown with a combination of organic and modern agricultural practices, mostly reflecting ***** elimination of conventional herbicides and pesticides but ***** the use of some non-***** fertilizers) were much higher in antioxidants. Antioxidants are proven to reduce ***** incidence of cancer and ***** age increased diseases as ***** protect the plant from attack they also protect the body from oxidization, a leading cause ***** cell deterioration.

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

Contemporary Books, 2001.

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


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