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Organic food healthier at micronutrient level, says research

July 13, 2014 - A new review of research indicates organically grown foods have a higher level of anti-oxidants, substances thought to retard the aging process, than conventional agriculture. The study also indicates less pesticides, hardly surprising, and less of the toxic metal cadmium. This study should help quiet the debate over whether organic crops have provable health benefits. Higher antioxidant and lower cadmium concentrations and lower incidence of pesticide residues in…

Rising organic food demand provides export potential

29 Jul 2013 Farakh Shahzad Do you know that if you eat an average apple, you would be taking in more than 30 pesticides and antibiotics even after washing it? The reason is quite obvious. In a hurry for producing more and more crops to satisfy growing demand, producers have had to resort to using a mix of pesticides and fertilisers to control disease and insect attacks. This might be good news for their bank balances perhaps but not so that good for human health. In this perspective,…

Healthy highlands: Turning to organic food for its health benefits

July 13th, 2013 MUZAFFARABAD: Imtiaz Awan is a man on a mission. As the owner of the first-ever restaurant that serves organic food on the banks of the River Neelum, he is well on his way to fulfilling it. “The food we serve is from those farms where no pesticides, no chemical fertilisers of any kind are used,” he says confidently. The popularity of the hotel, located in Pataykha, the small, scenic town that serves as a gateway to the 200-kilometre-long Neelum Valley, indicates the…

10 Things You Need to Know About Organic Food

News about organics You've heard lots about organic food but maybe you still don't know the basics. What makes a product organic and who ensures that it really is. Here are 10 things you may not know about organic food. http://zaraimedia.com/ Organic growth As of 2010, organic foods made up 4.2 percent of all U.S. retail food sales, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. What is organic? Organic farmers apply techniques first used thousands of years ago, such as crop rotations…

Potager’s Organic Food and Flower Stall

By Potager "The Organic Garden" Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:15pm in UTC+06 Greens Hall on MM Alam road, LAHORE. PAKISTAN    Khalis Food Farmers Market. Lahore's first healthy, fresh, organic and home-grown farmers market. Email:potagergarden@hotmail.com Copy Rights @Zaraimedia.com .

Healthy food doesn’t mean ‘organic’

I like to joke that the difference between other places I've lived and Indiana is that seeing a goat or a chicken used to be a field trip; now it's my commute. Humor aside, though, one of the perks of living much closer to farmland is the access that we have to amazingly fresh food. I haven't always been the healthiest of eaters, but in recent years that has changed. Two summers ago, we participated in a "farm share," where every week we would get a box of organically raised produce. It's…

Organic farms in Greater Taunton bring a different choice to the table

BERKLEY, Aug 26, 2012: While growing produce without the use of synthetic pesticides and manufactured fertilizers may present its share of difficulties, organic vegetable farms have sprouted up all over southeastern Massachusetts. Alex Houtzager of Berkley converted his small family farm into an organic vegetable farm about eight years ago, citing the health benefits and better taste of vegetables that are grown naturally. “We were looking for an educational process for the community to…

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