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Organic versus non-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 *****. The growth of ***** organic market has also helped draw the prices of such goods down to a level th*****t 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 ***** *****mingly the same product is logical ***** 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 difference is measurable and demonstrated not just by organic marketers, farmers or converted organic consumers but by agricultural ***** 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 and individuals have taken ***** the cause of advocating for consumer utilization ***** organic *****. Many of ********** organizations and ***** seem ***** have a vested interest or at the very least a near religion like commitment to buying and eating ********** foods. The mainstream medical, ***** and biochemistry academic communities on the other hand seemed ***** be reluctant to c*****clude that organic foods were any *****tter than non-organic *****. Current trend have somewhat reversed this stand as more and more research has come out ***** bolster the claims of the organic community ***** the potential reduced impact on the environment seen from organic farming and most importantly ***** nutritional content of ***** foods is indeed worthy ***** consumer ***** of such products even if they have to stomach a m*****rginal cost difference. Additionally, today's consumers are also finding ***** ***** difference to be ***** smaller ***** it was a few years ago, as availabil*****y of organic products incre*****es, distribution streamlines and more organic products compete for shelf space, even in mainstream non-specialty markets.

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***** Cited

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

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

Lipson, Elaine Marie. The 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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