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Are Organic Food stuff better than Regular ones ?

Asked by Lucky, 25 Jun '08 11:08 pm
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They better be - they are so much more expensive
Answered by Janis, 25 Jun '08 11:12 pm

 
  
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Unless you grow it yourself or know the cultivator personally, you cannot trust the stuff labelled "organic" to be authentic.

People who gorw their own organic veg claim it tastes better than commercially grown crops.
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 25 Jun '08 11:12 pm

 
  
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yepp
Answered by Gaurav Malhotra, 25 Jun '08 11:11 pm

 
  
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It's called organic because they don't use pesticides, fertilizers etc to protect the crops, which means they lose a lot of their produce to insects which means they end up selling whatever is left of their crop at a higher price to make up their costs.

This is basically the state of crops before the invention of pesticides. While I understand not wanting carcinogens in your food, it is widely accepted in India that our ground water has a fair amount of impurities (even levels of DDT in some places). So much so that there was that public debate recently spear headed by Sunita Narain about how Coca cola should purify even the trace amounts of impurities in its products.

Oh and they don't use genetically modified crops either. These are crops with genes modified to better improve the yield of the crop or to produce insecticides to protect itself.

There is a push to get genetic modified crops in India approved for widespread use, which the judge was noted as telling the object ...more
Answered by dude, 27 Jun '08 03:59 am

 
  
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