Eat. Gourmet explains the benefits in choosing organic foods and organic systems over the other non-organic choices.
As explained by the Australian Certified Organics, and Biological Farmer’s of Australia, organic systems are a combination of modern and scientific understanding of ecology and soil science while also depending on traditional methods of crop rotations to ensure fertility, weed and pest control.
Organic systems focus in reducing the dependency on non-renewable resources to help aim towards sustainability while having the best management of the environment and its wildlife. Organic systems also place a great emphasis in animal welfare.
Organic fruits and vegetables, from organic systems, have been shown, in a number of studies, to contain more vitamins, nutrients and cancer-fighting antioxidants than their non-organic food counterparts. Organic foods are grown and produced without GMOs, which are prohibited in the BFA’s standards for organic food and farming.
Organic systems prohibit the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides and fertilisers, which not only includes organic vegetables and fruits, but also on animals. Organic systems do not feed animals with synthetic growth hormones or drug treatments.