What Does ‘Organic Food’ Mean?

Organic foods are produced without the use of synthetic pesticides, chemicals or sewer sludge as fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.

Organic foods are widely considered to be superior to conventionally grown foods in terms of safety, nutritional value, and taste. One of the main benefits of eating organic is that there are no pesticide residues on your food. We maintain that organic foods are higher in vitamins and minerals than conventionally produced foods, because and a greater variety of living organisms and trace minerals.

Organic farming is less damaging to our environment for the following reasons:

  • Organic farms do not consume or release synthetic pesticides into the environment—which often harm soil, water and wildlife.
  • Organic farms are superior to conventional farms in sustaining diverse ecosystems, i.e., populations of plants and insects, as well as animals.
  • When calculated per unit area, organic farms use less energy and produce less waste.
  • Livestock animals raised for food enjoy a life that is relatively stress-free, free-grazing on the land and not being forced to live in crowded and often deplorable living conditions. Also, these animals do not create the high levels of methane that are produced in the industrialized Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).