Should we always buy Organic fruit and veg?

Demand for organic food has never been higher. But Is it worth buying bio and eco products? This is a natural question that appears to be on everyone’s mind, because organic food is usually more expensive and not by a few pennies, but a real, often even several times difference in price.

According to Wikipedia ‘’Organic food is food produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. Standards vary worldwide, but organic farming features practices that cycle resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organisations regulating organic products may restrict the use of certain pesticides and chemical fertilizers in the farming methods used to produce such products. Organic foods typically are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives’’.

Organic agriculture is about a way of farming that pays close attention to nature. It means fewer chemicals on the land such as fertilisers, which can pollute waterways. With intensive cultivation of vegetables and fruits, the soil in which they grow is so washed out of nutrients that, as a result, not much of what we eat today contains in itself the same dose as what our grandparents ate. Studies show that some small amounts of pesticides remain on fruit and vegetables, even if we wash them thoroughly before eating.

Let’s look at the differences between organic and non-organic produce