How The Method Of Growing Food Organically Or Non Organically Affected The Mold Growth Between The Two

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The purpose of this study was to study how the method of growing food organically or non-organically affected the mold growth between the two. Also, looking at whether or not organic food or non-organic food is healthier for you. Throughout a one week period, data was collected each day by a ranking system on a scale of 1 to 5. The rank gave a number for how much mold grew after one day. 1 meaning no mold and 5 meaning more than 10 spots of mold. The three foods involved in this study were cheese, strawberries, and bananas. There were an organic and non-organic food for each food item. The food was placed in a dark and warm cabinet. It is claimed that non-organic food will grow mold faster based on the number of mold spots grown because mold likes to grow in the dark better. Other studies explained there is not a significant difference nutritionally between organic and non-organic foods. Introduction How does the method of growing organic food affect the growth of mold and nutritional value versus non-organic foods? This question is significant because many people buy organic food because they think it is healthier. Also, since non-organic foods usually have more preservatives in them to make them last longer, the assumption is that non-organic foods will mold faster. Molds are fungi that grow best in warm, dark, damp, and humid conditions. Mold spreads and reproduces by making spores that can survive harsh conditions (CDC, 2014). If a food is to be grown organically,

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