Archive for the ‘Organic Food’ Category
For two weeks throughout Germany is rocked by a new scandal involving contaminated food for humans. First it was the eggs that exceeded levels dioxin allowed, and now have discovered traces of this toxic substance in the flesh of some chickens hens on a farm of Nordrhein-Westfalen, spokesman of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture (“Bundesagrarministerium” ), Holger Eichele, in Berlin. Hens, which normally would be used for human consumption in supermarkets, have been culled to contain 2.5 times more dioxin than allowed. Also, on a farm in Thuringia have seized 6.6 tons of pork to be suspected of being contaminated with dioxin. Read the rest of this entry »
Organic agriculture arose, on a small scale, about 30 years ago. Today, organic food industry is growing. Over the past ten years, Canadian consumers, especially in Quebec, looking for a healthy diet. New trends on trans fats and genetically modified foods have caused the increase in popularity of organic products. Estimated annual sales growth of organic products to Canada in 2003 to about 20%. In addition, we find that organic fruits and vegetables account for 41% of retail sales of organic foods in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »
Organic foods contain as one would expect fewer pesticides and other contaminants, but the demonstration of the health benefits of eating is not yet demonstrated. Researchers at Stanford University, California, reached this conclusion after analyzing 17 studies in humans and 223 studies on levels of nutrients and contaminants in food.
Published in the issue of September 4 A nnals of Internal Medicine , this paper focuses on both the composition compared organic food and conventional food, for which the medical literature is quite abundant and beneficial for consumers for which studies are much more rare (three were analyzed) and above include only a few years. Difficult, therefore, to assess the medium and long term. Read the rest of this entry »
As with other foods, organic products consumed often come from other regions or countries, and even in places beyond the EU borders. Although organic farmers and the processing industry generally prefer market and sell their products at points close to the production site, certain foods do not occur in certain regions of the EU due to its climatic and geographical conditions. Read the rest of this entry »
As with other foods, organic products that are consumed often come from other regions or countries, and even places beyond the borders of the EU. Although organic farmers and the processing industry generally prefer to market and sell their products at points close to the place of production, certain foods do not exist in certain regions of the EU due to its climatic and geographical conditions. Read the rest of this entry »