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Organic food has become very popular. But navigating the maze of organic food labels, benefits, and claims can be confusing. Is organic food really healthier? Is it more nutritious? What do all the labels mean? Why is it so expensive? This guide can help you make better choices about which organic foods are healthier for you and better for the environment, and how you can afford to incorporate more organic food into your diet.
by Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green
A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural. The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on health and the environment. And the market is shifting despite the FDA, whose approval of genetically modified food (GMOs) and chemicals banned in other countries is now being seen by many as counter to serving “public health.”
For those who dig deeper, they may find that the FDA has long been controlled by factory food corporations who use the agency to protect their unsavory and unsanitary racket. Yet even with immense economic power and complete regulatory control, they must adapt to meet market demands or they'll perish where others will thrive. That's the way “free market” regulation works.
Customers are letting companies know that just …
Nutrients should come primarily from foods. Foods such as fruits and vegetables contain not only the vitamins and minerals that are often found in supplements, but also other naturally occurring substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases.
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