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ValueMags: Organic Food

According to ValueMags, there are many benefits to buying organic foods like how manufacturers use no pesticides. They use natural fertilizers to enhance their crops such as manure and compost. Pesticides are chemicals, the most common being insecticides used to kill insects or herbicides to kill weeds. Although, when pesticides are applied to insects (good and bad), the bugs develop an immunity to the pesticides, and eventually it will not affect them. In addition, organic topsoil is thicker, has higher polysaccharide content (polymeric carbohydrate molecules which provide important dietary elements for humans),a lower modulus of rapture (maximum stress level), and less soil erosion than conventionally farmed soil. To add, ValueMags researchers say there is less soil compaction as organic farms do not use as much heavy machinery as conventional farms. Soil compaction is when machinery stresses the soil and squeezes the air out of its pores causing it to become denser. Conventional soil gets warn down as their methods include monoculture which is the constant and rapid planting of crops in the same place. Monoculture leads to insect infestation and depletes (removed and not replaced) in soil nutrients such as minerals, zinc, and iron. Therefore there are more natural nutrients in organic products. The way that organic products are produced is through crop rotation which reduces the air, soil and water pollution. It also saves energy, conserves water, reduces soil erosion and increases soil fertility.

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Organic products are more expensive than conventional products, but in a manner that helps your community more. The majority of organic food producers are home grown businesses and don’t deal with exporting their goods. You see, instead of the money going to marketing and distribution, like it would with conventional products, the money spent mostly goes to the local farmers. Therefore says ValueMags, the money stays within the community, which helps strengthen the community’s economy. Organic products are more expensive because of the labor intensive processes the farmers must endure. For example, organically produced milk is around 1.69$ per ounce more expensive than conventionally produced milk. Buyers should know that despite higher prices, as more is bought, it will drive the prices down because then the exception (organic foods) become the norm or what`s now on demand. Stay tuned for magazines with ValueMags about healthy and organic eating. The magazine company is dedicated to provide their readers with all kinds of magazines including organic food buying tips and tricks.

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