FAQ’s

A few FAQ’s to help you understand what adopting an organic lifestyle means & its impact on you & the society
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  • How do I know I’m buying Organic?

Look for certified organic products. Many certifications are now available in India –like ecocert, NPOP India Organic, GMO Free etc..

       

 

  • Are Organic products better for my children?

Yes. Organic Foods are free ofneurotoxins–toxins that are damaging to brain and nerve cells. When there was no longer a need for
organophosphates in warfare, industry adapted them to kill pests on foods. Many pesticides are still consideredneurotoxins.

Children are especially vulnerable to pesticide exposure. One class of pesticides, endocrine disruptors, may be responsible for early puberty and
breast cancer. Pesticides are linked to asthma and cancer.

Organic Products are supportive of growing children’s brains and bodies. Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides
and genetically-modified organisms, both of which have a relatively short history of use (and therefore safety).

 

  • Are Organic products better for farmers?

Yes. Organic food choices are generally grown onsmall-scale organic farmshelp ensure independent family farmers can create a
livelihood. Consider it the domestic version of fair trade. Organic farms are safer for farm workers. Research at the Harvard School of
Public Health found a 70 percent increase in Parkinson’s disease among people exposed to pesticides. Choosing organic foods means
that more people will be able to work on farms without incurring the higher potential health risk ofParkinson’sor other illnesses.

 

  • Do I get more nutrients if I eat Organic Food?

Yes. In study after study, research from independent organizations consistently showsorganic food is higher in nutrientsthan traditional foods.
Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, , and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium.

 

  • Are my chances of cancer lower if I eat Organic food?

Yes. Eating organic may reduce your cancer risk. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of
fungicides, and 30 percent of insecticides potentially cancer-causing. It is reasonable to think that the rapidly increasing rates of cancer are at least
partly linked to the use of these carcinogenic pesticides.

First, in 2009 The President’s Cancer Panel came out with a report recommending choosing food grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers,and
artificial growth hormones to help reduce your exposure to chemicals that may cause cancer. The panel made a point to strongly encourageparents
to choose foods that minimize children’s exposure to these toxins throughout pregnancy and early life because that’s when the risk is greatest.

 

  • Are there downsides to buying organic?

One common concern with organic food is cost. Organic foods typically cost more than do their conventional counterparts. Higher prices are due, in
part, to more-expensive farming practices.Because organic fruits and vegetables aren't treated with waxes or preservatives, their shelf life may be
lower.

 

Note: With excerpts from:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/15-reasons-to-eat-organic-food.html?page=3

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/organic-food-better

http://www.organicconsumers.org/organlink.cfm

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/organic-food/art-20043880?pg=2