Nutritional Benefits Of Organic Foods

1218 WordsNov 17, 20145 Pages
Diet is a significant aspect of the prevention of various illnesses, and the prospect of leading a healthy lifestyle. To accommodate the high demand of healthy alternatives, the organic food industry is quickly expanding. The U.S. organic foods market has rapidly grown from $3.5 billion in 1996 to $28.6 billion in 2010 according to the clinical report of Organic Foods: Health and Environmental Advantages and Disadvantages written by Joel Forman and Janet Silverstein. But should we purchase and consume more organically grown produce, meats, dairy products, and grains than conventionally grown foods? As the organic food section in local food supermarkets continue to increase, understanding and determining the benefits of food labels can oftentimes be confusing. Hence, this analytical report will review the health and environmental concerns associated with organic food consumption and production. This report will assess the nutritional benefits of organic foods, and investigates the cost and environmental impact of organic production practices. By evaluating the benefits of consuming organic foods, will further our knowledge and make the decision making process of purchasing either organic or conventional products easier. The term “organic” refers to the method of farming techniques used to grow and process agricultural products, which includes vegetables, fruits, grains, eggs, diary products, meats, and poultry (Florian and Misner). These organic items exercise farming

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