Organic Products and Production

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Many shoppers only seem to have an abstract understanding of the benefits
of organic foods and products on the environment and their health.
Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are
given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Many people believe that genetic
engineering is dangerous, unpredictable, and can reduce the nutritional
value of food. But the FDA has said that the amount of hormones used in
commercial livestock isn't enough to harm humans. As a result to be
deemed organic, meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products must come from
animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Typically
organic fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs and meat products are produced
within a 50-mile radius of their place of their final sale.
Organic produce refers to vegetables that are grown without the use of
chemicals or pesticides. Only naturally occurring fertilizer, like manure
can be used to grow organic produce. While it is still better to eat non-
organic vegetables than no vegetables at all, consumers are starting see
the value in organic products.
The natural and organic skin care product sector has seen a growth of
thirty nine percent over the last year. The product formulations rely
entirely on natural or naturally-derived ingredients. These products do
not use any artificial preservatives.
The FDA does not regulate skin care manufacturers, questionable
ingredients often make their way into their formulas. Some of these
products may claim to be all-natural, while still containing a slew of
chemicals and toxins. As a consumer if a skin care product contains an
ingredient that you are unsure about, write down it's name and do a
little research. If a product claims to be all natural, its ingredients
should be easily recognizable as natural components.
Scrutinize the first several listings in the product to be sure that they
are the natural ingredients you are looking for. Dirt, dust, pollutants,
and other environmental pollutants enter the body through the skin,
providing a more significant gateway to your system, so it is important
to be aware of what products contain. In response to a growing demand on
the part of consumers, more and more organic foods and products are
flooding the market. Even in mainstream supermarkets, certified organic
foods and organic skin care products are available.
Demand for organic production is increasing by at least 40 per cent each
year. And while in some cases the price for organic raw materials may be
3 to 4 times more expensive than conventional. If consumer demand
increases, prices should continue to drop.
Francesca Black works in marketing at Organic Items and Pilates Shop leading portals
for organic products and natural excercise.