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Organic Food: Good for the Earth and You

Eat healthier by eating organic.
By Trevan McGee
March/April 2008

Organic fruits and veggies are now proven to be more nutritious, according to a European study.
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Most of us eat organic food because we want to avoid synthetic pesticides. Now there’s another reason to look for the organic label: Organic food is more nutritious, according to a soon-to-be-released Newcastle University/European Union study.

For four years, researchers grew vegetables and fruits and raised livestock on adjacent organic and non-organic land on a 725-acre farm in northeast England. They found:

• Organic wheat, tomatoes, onions, lettuce and cabbage had 20 to 40 percent more essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, C and beta-carotene.

• Potatoes, kiwi fruit and carrots are higher in immune-boosting vitamin C than their chemically farmed counterparts.

• Organic milk contains a better ratio of good to bad fatty acids and more vitamin E, an important cardiovascular antioxidant.








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elizasmith
2/10/2014 5:08:44 AM
There are many types of foods in this world and we should be very careful while choosing our foods. Mainly we are choosing organic foods in order to avoid the synthetic pesticides used in vegetables. We should always try to have the foods which contains the vitamins and minerals so that we are staying fit and fine. Otherwise we can cultivate the organic food crops with the help of organic fertilizer as they are less harmful than the other fertilizers.








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