Organically-grown food has been soaring in popularity, and it seems to be everywhere lately. Many people are under the impression that organically-grown food is healthier for you, tastes better, is better for the environment, and could even have fewer calories.
Those consumers who fear even the most minute amounts of genetically modified organisms in their meals will have to confront a nasty shock: even organic foods are not GMO-free, according to organic industry leaders.
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Vegetables, fruit and cereals harvested in the wake of recent poor weather could be less healthy and less tasty as a result of the downpours and lack of sunshine, a leading scientist has said. Levels of protein as well as iron, copper and zinc in food may have been affected, according to Professor Mike Gooding.
T. Marc Schober submits:Organic farming entails tasks like planting and harvesting, but organic farmers have additional work that differs greatly from conventional farmers. Organic production is very specific to comply with certifications and requirements mandated by the National Organic Program (NOP), which was created through the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA). The NOP develops, implements, and administers national production, handling and labeling USDA standards.