In today's day and age organic foods are becoming vastly popular not only because they are healthy and but also environment friendly. According to US Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic foods are those meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products that come from animals which are given no antibiotics or growth hormone. Organic food is one produced without using most conventional pesticide, fertilizer made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge or bioengineering or ionizing radiation.
Difference "Organic Foods" and "Normal Food Products" -
Organic food does not contain dangerous pesticides.
Studies have shown that organically grown foods contain more vitamin C and protein in comparison with conventionally grown foods. But still USDA does not support this
They taste good but their appearance is not as good as conventionally grown foods.
It contains more cancer fighting agents called as antioxidants than conventional foods. This is specially seen in strawberries and merionberries.
In conventional farming hazardous chemicals and pesticides are used. even banned pesticides are seen in conventionally grown food products. Even a simple apple contains 20 different chemicals.
In India wheat, rice, jowar, bajra, maize, pigeon pea, chickpea, green gram, black gram, chana, groundnut, castor, mustard, sesame, cotton, sugarcane, jaggery, ginger, turmeric, chillies, cumin, tea, coffee, cardamom, banana, sapota, custard apple, papaya, tomato, brinjal, cucurbits, cole crops, and leafy vegetables are common organic products. India only exports these products and consumption is very low.
A market research on internet shows that demand for organic foods in India is proliferating. However consumers still need to be made aware about this ORGANIC change.