The Effects Of Organic Food On Our Lives

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Our country today is diverse in so many ways; food, music, languages, ethnicities, etcetera. People who live in the United States are from all over the world and therefore, they all have different customs. One thing that everyone shares is the fact we all care about where our food comes from and how it impacts our bodies. Now, some people care about it more than others but we all want to have an idea of where our food is coming from and how it is being produced and imported. One path that people are going down the most is buying organic products. Organic food is not the same as natural food. Many people think they are the same thing but it is a common mistake to believe so. Natural foods are foods that are grown at a farm and the farmer chooses his or her own way of growing the plant or raising the animals. They normally use synthetic or chemical fertilizers, chemical herbicides, and synthetic pesticides when growing their plants. For their meat, dairy, and eggs they give their livestock growth hormones, non-organic feed, antibiotics, and the animals likely do not have access to the outdoors. Organic foods, however, must follow specific requirements implemented by the USDA, FDA, and NOP. For plants to be classified as organic they must be grown with natural fertilizers, naturally-derived pesticides, and must have crop rotation, hand weeding, mulching, and tiling. For their meat, dairy, and eggs the livestock must be given organic feed, and they must provide

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