When Shoppers pick up two sweet smelling mangoes but one of them has a label saying organic and the other does not mention whether its organic, pesticide free or any details whatsoever, people won’t see any differences except the labels. Both may have the same nutritional value, taste and other attributes. In fact, both of them might have been harvested from the same land separated by thin strips of land.
The only obvious differences are the cost and the labelling which reads organic, hence having a higher price tag than the so called “inorganic”. On the other hand, the non-obvious difference is the procedures used to create each product. When a farmer wishes to produce organic foods, a certificate must be obtained from CFIE the production of the foods must be following a specific guideline. Also, no specific technologies such as irradiation and/or genetic engineering. People usually judge mistakenly between natural “free range” and other wholesome-sounding labels that don’t have to meet organic food standards. The question many people ask “Is Organic food better than regular food?” To answer this question lets take a look at the nutrient composition.
A claim proposed by organic food supporters state that organic food contains more vitamins and minerals than conventional food because of the compost fertilizers. on the other hand, biologist say that vitamins are not taken up by the plants, they only absorb simple substances to make up complex organic vitamins while the trace minerals are absorbed in the plant through their roots and some may be more abundant in organic compost than in synthetic minerals which are added to the mix.
A small number of research exist to prove or deny whether organic food is superior to conventional food. The amount of nutrients that have been reported in organic food are so small as explained by the seasonal nutrients meaning a fruit in its season will yield more nutritional value than when produced outside of its season.
In my opinion, it’s very hard to distinguish between organic and Inorganic regardless of the stipulations placed on farmers. If the farmer follows all the procedures outlined to make their food organic and in the latter stages the crop is overtaken by pest, the farmer may sometimes use pesticides to rid the crops of these pests, according to the stipulations set out, this would make the food inorganic however if no one were to say anything the produce could still be placed on the market as organic regardless of what happens behind the scenes.
It is very hard to just trust that people do what they should do or follow guidelines set out. I would say, don’t believe everything just by a label and be sure to wash all your foods before consumption and grow your own provisions whenever you can or try buying from small farmers. Basically the only way to ensure you get the best value for money is to eliminate as much probability of mass production as possibly. Mass producers usually run into supplier demand issues causing them to have to circumvent the natural and timely process from planting to harvest. Therefore, going with a small farm store can prove beneficial as the demand is not as high like a giant retail outlet, therefore the quality might end up being better. Consumers can easily evaluate the nutrients in any packaged food by reading the nutrients fact label.