Last week we discussed the Organic craze. Organic foods are EVERYWHERE these days. Many consumers have questions...are they healthier, why do they cost more and what is organic anyway?
What we've learned is that Organic "produce" does not have chemical pesticides & preservatives. Organic foods such as "meat", animals are fed more nutritious diets, aren't given growth hormones and are not packaged with the synthetic preservatives.
So, some of the benefits of eating organic meats, is that the meat contains more vitamins and minerals because the animals are fed healthier diets. And with both organic produce & organic meats, you aren't eating the chemicals, growth hormones and pesticides.
Many consumers are extremely concerned about the intake of such chemicals and believe they are linked to cancers, specifically breast cancer. Cornell University has information regarding consumer concern about pesticides.
Read more here:http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/FactSheet/Pesticide/fs24.consumer.cfm
Academy Award nominated documentary film, FOOD Inc. informed and entertained millions away from the dinner table! The film covers everything from farming, processing, packaging and the politics of it all. It is certainly worth checking out.