These are the type of foods that are produced by organic farming. For a food to be declared as organic, there are several parameters that come into place to determine if it is organic or not. These parameters vary in different parts of the world and may include cultural, biological and mechanical practices that are put into place when producing these foods. In general organic foods are produced in ways that promote ecological balance and ensure maximum biodiversity. Pesticides that are synthetic and the normal industrial chemical fertilizers are not allowed when growing these organic foods. However there are organically approved pesticides that a grower can use but only under limited conditions.
For processed foods to be labelled as organic 95% of the products that are used to process the food must be purely organic. These foodstuffs are generally advantageous and have come a long way since they were once found in chemists only. There is a vast belief among several people that organic food is tastier, contains more nutrients and is safer when compared to other conventional foodstuffs. This public notion has led to a very significant increase in the demand of organic foods. However there have been several obstacles in confirming whether these advantages are scientifically true.
The perception that organic foods have less calories than the conventional foods has been under the scope. Most conventional foods and genetic engineered foods have been highly linked with the accumulation of excess fat among individuals. This fact has therefore made individuals to turn to organic foods as they have been observed to have less calories and be safer. This type of foods are more common among parents who are feeding their small infants. The demand for organic baby products was accelerated in China in the year 2008 when the Chinese milk scandal happened leaving six children dead. This scandal questioned the safety of infant food and in turn made parents opt for the safer organic foods.
There has also been a notion that organic foods have more nutrients than other conventional foods. These claims have been hard to prove since the results were very inconsistent due to other factors that come into play when growing these plants. However general conclusions were made and it was noted that out of twelve main nutrients only two of them were found to be higher than the nutrient amounts in the conventional foods.