Monday, October 29, 2007

Organic Food "Better For You"

I'm a big fan of organic food, mainly because it causes less environmental damage rather than human health benefits such as not having pesticide residues. Now a study carried out by Newcastle University, backs claims that organic food is intrinsically better for you.

This shouldn't come as a big surprise - nature is full of very complex processes and working with it is much more likely to produce a better outcome than the quick fixes of intensive agriculture. Man-made fertilisers consist of just three components: Nitrogen (N), Phosphates (P) and Potassium (K) as these minerals boost plant growth - does anyone really think that such an unbalanced diet will result in healthier crops?

BTW: Someone once told me that a certain household plant food, despite having the letters 'bio' in its name, is just a solution of N, P and K with some caramel to give it a brown, more "organic" colour. Just goes to show you can't trust anyone!

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At 8:50 AM, Blogger tripura said...

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