organic foods


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organic foods

foods that have been produced and processed without the use of commercial chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides or synthetic substances that enhance color or flavor. Organic foods must meet legally regulated production standards in order to use the term organic.
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Organic food is manufactured using only natural products and ingredients, which are environment and animal friendly, making organic food healthier than conventional food.
A little less than half of Americans, 45%, actively try to include organic foods in their diets, while 15% actively avoid them.
08 million hectare in 2009-10, which is expected to increase overall organic food production in the country.
An overly restrictive fortification policy may have the unintended consequence of negatively impacting organic businesses, the certified farmers who produce organic foods and the retailers who sell organic products, he added.
Both the number and type of new products reflect the expanding consumer appetite for organic foods.
May 6 - US sales of organic food rose by almost 16% to US$22.
We are proud to continue to promote organic foods this year and beyond.
Eating organic food could have benefits for health, researchers at a North university have found.
In early March 2005, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the United Kingdom--a quasi-government "truth in advertising" watchdog--upheld a complaint against an organic group for fund raising leaflets implying that organic foods were healthier.
The researchers employed a longitudinal design in which 23 children aged 3 to 11 years accustomed to eating a conventional diet switched to organic foods and back again during a 15-day study period.
According to the 2004 Whole Foods Market Organic Foods Trend Tracker survey, more than one-quarter of Americans polled (27%) are eating more organic products than just one year ago.