Organic refers to the way agricultural products- food and fiber- are grown and processed. It is an ecological system that at its core relies on a healthy rich soil to produce strong plants that resist pests and diseases. Organic farming prohibits the use of toxic and persistent chemicals in favor of more “earth-friendly” practices that work in harmony with nature. In the case of livestock, antibiotics are prohibited, opting instead for preventative measures for keeping animals healthy and productive. Organic production also prohibits the use of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). - StonyField Farms
There are many good reasons to eat Organic whenever possible.The availability and higher costs are the common excuses for not buying them more often,but think about it as a good investment that's not just supporting your own good health but also a greener earth.And remember only when we buy organic more often,the demands for Organic food rises ,leading more grocers to stock up on Organic food ultimately promoting Organic farming. Stonyfield farms ,world’s leading organic yogurt-maker,offers a variety of Organic Yogurt both dairy and Soy.There Organic guide should answer some common queries about Organic food.And coupons will definitely save a few bucks.Here are some easy foods I whipped up with the Organic Yogurt.
Tzatziki Thick and delicious dip made with Organic fat free Greek Yogurt( Oikos ),fresh mint and cool cucumbers.whip 1 tablespoon of chopped mint in 1 cup of yogurt and mix in the 1/2 cup of grated cucumbers.Season with salt.Serve cold with any kind of baked whole grain chips.
Food,Inc. A must watch documentary revealing the truth about the Food Industry, releasing this week. Watch the trailer
Also listen to the director of the documentary Robert Kenner as seen in Now on PBS