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The Organic Grown Food Argument Doesn’t Hold Water?

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The reputation about organic grown food has been a controversial subject lately. The Big Food Industry funded marketing machine has been churning out statements that the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals seen in organic grown foods equaled those used in non-organic foods. So, that is the best argument they have, really?

Well, take a look at these well known facts, as if common sense alone weren’t enough:

– Chemical fertilizers are actually used on virtually all conventional foods to promote plant growth, while organics just use natural fertilizers like manure or compost, or none at all.

— Conventional foods are sprayed with synthetic insecticides, but organically produced foods use genuine methods including advantageous insects and creatures, mating disruption, traps, etc.

– Conventional produce uses herbicides to deal with weeds while organics use environmentally-generated plant wiping out compounds, crop revolving, tilling, hand weeding or mulch to regulate weeds.

– Old fashioned livestock receive antibiotics, growth hormones and medications to not have disease and spur growth, but organics are given organic feed (more costly) and entry to the outdoors aided by the preventable measures to help minimize disease.

Organic Grown Food Benefits:USDA Organic Produce Buying Club

– Organic grown food contains fewer pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals including fungicides, herbicides, along with insecticides. These chemicals are trusted in conventional farming and residues stick to (and in) the amount of food we eat.

– Organic food is often more fresh. Fresh organic grown food tastes better. Organic food is invariably fresher when eaten mainly because it doesn’t contain preservatives making it last longer. Organic produce can often be (but not always) produced concerning smaller farms near where it is sold. Simply put, fresh off the vine is always more fresh, and the taste proves it!

– Organic farming is more preferable for the habitat. Organic farming practitioners reduce pollution (environment, water and terrain), conserve the water, reduce soil erosion and enhance soil fertility. In addition, organic farming is preferable for birds as well as small animals for the simple reason that chemical pesticides makes it harder for insects to reproduce and can also even kill them. Farming without pesticides is usually safer for the workers who collect and store our food.

– Organically raised animals are not given antibiotics, growth hormones, or animal by-products. The entry to antibiotics in meat production assists you to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Consequently, when someone becomes sick from bacterial strains, they are going to be less responsive to antibiotic treatment. Not feeding animal by-products to various animals reduces the danger of cow health problems. Moreover, the animals get more space to roam. The more crowded the conditions, the much more likely an animal is to get sick.

In conclusion, when it comes to organic grown food, it’s often more of what they don’t need than what humans do to it. Although, the main advantages of organic grown food may not include higher amounts of nutritional benefits as measured by vitamin and mineral counts, they do supply you with less toxins and safer ingredients. That’s why some experts prefer a controlled environment, like organic hydroponics, to conventional field grown produce.

The benefits discussed we’ve discussed for eating organic grown food make simple common sense points. Why manipulate nature? Why spray toxic chemicals on your food? Why genetically modify food?

On the other hand, conventional foods have their unique set of advantages, the foremost that it is simply more affordable. No matter whether one chooses conventional foods or organic foods, it is important to know the difference and really know what it is we’re eating. Labeling laws need to be created and updated if we intend to be a healthy society. We must be informed eaters.

Organic Grown Food Is Far Better Than Conventional Food!

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Caring For Your Organic Basil Plantorganic basil plants

Your Organic Basil Plant was grown using organic seeds and organic fertilizers. No Poison & No GMO!

Basil is originally from India, basil is used in all cuisines all over the world to flavor sauces, oils and the best Italian tomato sauces. Basil has a sweet aromatic flavor that makes your salads great!

Basil is a true annual, which means that once the plant flowers, it will eventually die. But, during that long life, you can pick the leaves fresh – right from your kitchen window sill. Keep pinching off the flower pods before they bloom to extend the life of the plant. Usually these flower pods are found at the tip of the plant.

Basil loves sunlight and needs an abundance of indirect sun or natural light each day. Basil prefers warm temperatures and a humid environment to keep the leaves from drying. With little to no effort, you can enjoy the scent of fresh aromatic basil in your home and add a fresh & flavorful herb to your kitchen cupboard.

Set your new basil plant in a sunny window so the plant is exposed to as much natural sunlight as possible.  But make sure it is not baking in the direct sunlight.

A Few Growing Tips:organic Basil grows easily

  • Try and pinch the newer leaves back every few days to encourage new growth. By doing so you will promote branching and make the basil plant a bushier growth.
  • Place the plant with its’ root ball into a nice clay pot, or other decorative planter. Be sure to use a planter with proper drainage. Set the planter on a tray full of pebbles, and add water to the tray. This creates a level of humidity around the basil plant. Misting the plant daily to increase the moisture helps, but is not necessary.
  • Periodically check for whiteflies or any tiny insects. Spray the plant with water  to wash them off.  DO NOT SPRAY WITH PESTICIDES!
  • Your plant come already fertilized and therefore, there is no need to add fertilizers.  You may, however, judiciously add some if needed.  Fertilizer promotes foliage growth and slows the flowering stage of the plant.

Contact us with any questions you may have.  Once you have completed the life cycle of your existing basil plant, we will gladly get you a new plant!

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