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Organic Food

Organic foods are made in a way that limits or excludes the use of synthetic materials during production. For the vast majority of human history, agriculture can be described as organic; only during the 20th century was a large supply of new synthetic chemicals introduced to the food supply. This more recent style of production is referred to as "conventional." Under organic production, the use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and saved as a last resort.

News & Blog articles where 'organic food' used:
  • Scientists discover how to stop banana peels from browning
    Understanding and changing how banana peels brown could help the world save tons of food that go to waste each year, according to a new study published inĀ "Physical Biology."[...]
  • How to sustainably source your spice cabinet
    Spice up your life with flavors from around the world. When you do, consider where and how your ingredients are sourced. You likely already look for organic foods and invest in Fair Trade products, so before you reach for your cloves, saffron...

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