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What Makes Food Organic and Why it is Expensive

Many consumers hear about organic farming, but they aren't sure what that means and sometimes question what makes food organic and why it is more expensive than other options. They may be amazed of the typically higher cost of organic foods and may conclude that their perceived benefits are not worth the extra expense. When you truly consider the benefits of organic food, you will look past the rice cakes and organic vegetables, and realize that it is an actual change in your way of thinking (about health and the environment) and lifestyle.

Essentially, organic food can be determined as any food product that is grown in organically-certified land without any chemical treatments, either in the form of fertilizers or pesticides. All substances put on the ground or the plants must come from a natural source and there can be no chemical additives, even accidental ones. Even though the yield of a field may be reduced due to a lack of chemical fertilizer use, or that the crop has a higher

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