Learn the Differences between Conventionally Grown and Organically Grown Products

Learn the Differences between Conventionally Grown and Organically Grown Products

You may be wondering when you go to the grocery store what the difference is between conventionally grown and organically grown products. It comes down to the way that these products are created from the time the soil is getting ready for them. In order to get the food to grow, conventional foods are sprayed with chemicals to enhance that growth process. Organic foods are helped along by the use of natural fertilizers. This can be in the form of compost.

There are many types of animals and insects out there that like to feed on the foods being grown. To reduce this conventional foods get sprayed with pesticides. This also helps to prevent various types of disease from occurring with them as well. Organically grown foods use traps and other methods to get the same results but without the risk of the pesticides remaining on the food or getting into water. They also allow birds to come in and to feed on certain things.

Weeds can become a huge problem when such foods are being grown. They have to be destroyed so that they don’t take vitamins and nutrients from the soil that the foods need to grow properly. Conventional methods allow the use of herbicides which are chemicals to kill them. With organically grown food this is avoided. Instead the location for the crops is rotated so that the soil is able to stay healthy. They also will remove the weeds with a machine or by hand.

It may surprise you to learn that not all organic foods are grown in the ground. This meaning can also pertain to types of animals that are regularly consumed. With conventional methods of raising them on farms and ranches these animals receive forms of medication to prevent diseases. They are also given hormones to help them grow faster.

With organically grown animals those methods are avoided. Instead they are fed only organic forms of feed so that they are healthy as they can be. Their housing is carefully cleaned too so that there is less of a chance of any kind of disease spreading out there. They animals are closely monitored in their environment to make sure they don’t get assess to things that they shouldn’t eat or that could make them sick.

Many people will tell you that they don’t taste much of a difference between conventionally and organically grown fruits and vegetables. However, they love the fact that they are feeding their family what is best for them. They also enjoy the fact that they are doing something positive for the environment. Many people will tell you that they can taste a difference with organically grown meat though and it is much better.

One significant difference you will notice is that conventionally grown products are less expensive than those which are organically grown. Most consumers don’t mind paying extra for something that is better for them and for the environment though. You can discover which foods are organically grown due to the sticker on them that says they have successfully met the USDA requirements though.

Now that you have the right information you can feel good about the decisions that you make. Educating yourself about such information is important so that you know exactly what you are paying for and why. It really comes down to a personal choice about what you want to have for your family. Some people really would prefer to buy organic products but due to the economy right now they are struggling just to buy what they can that is conventionally grown.

Organic food becomes a good choice by more and more people. The Organic Grocer is an online organic food Sydney based retailer. They provide fresh organic fruit and vegetable. They delivery organic food penrith and organic food blue mountains.

European potager themed vegetable garden. Naturally, sustainably, and organically grown heirloom vegetables, fruit, flowers, and herbs on a 2300 sq ft plot. No synthetic fertilizers used, 9 years of compost added annually. Includes raised bed Square Foot Garden, wildlife habitat, vertical structures, grafted tomatoes, low tunnel cloche, & companion planting for a four season harvest. Produce donated to Ozarks Food Harvest. Part of the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. You’re invited to stroll through the garden during park hours to observe, learn, and enjoy! If you’re inspired to try something different in after watching this video, please don’t hesitate to email to tell me what you’re trying! Gardener Hotline: 417-862-9284 Kitchen Garden Newsletter: cli.gs Like What You See? Contact: NatGreeneVeg{at}gmail.com
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23 Comments

  1. bsprout3 says:

    Wonderful garden!! When people work together great things can happen. Thanks for the video I hope you do another one.

  2. emt845 says:

    Quite possibly the nicest vegetable garden video on You Tube! Hope you’re planning another for 2010. You gave me some great ideas for my own garden. Thanks.

  3. crewlla says:

    absolutly beautiful.

  4. sauceykat says:

    @MikeTheGardener It looks like iPhoto on the Mac to me :)

  5. prityinsid says:

    What a great montage… and a beautiful garden.

  6. MikeTheGardener says:

    Congratulations on passing 10,000 views. I am about a dozen of those – I love it and have passed the link to all I know. However, I am curious at what program you used to get the ‘Ken Burns effect’ in the video. Care to Share?

  7. MikeTheGardener says:

    Love the gorgeous structures and trellises flowing with vines and such. The bare structures you show being lashed and crafted are very inspirational.

    A number of our new community gardeners have taken inspiration from them and are creating their own garden art. They probably had the talent, but you gave them permission to go for it.

  8. jihadacadien says:

    Really great to see comunities growing food together.

  9. rosuabsc says:

    That was awesome, wonderful to see people working together to create something beautiful. Great job!

  10. frankibio says:

    For the people interested – the music is Your Hand In Mine from Explosions In The Sky

  11. orangewoman671 says:

    Great video! Farming and nature….creation and art. Fantastic! Thanks Beardedyoungman for the share.

  12. Beardedyoungman says:

    So inspiring! great work, Great community vibes from this. Great message, Great cause! So beautiful=D

  13. yomolove says:

    That was just beautiful…. It made me cry…. REALLY

  14. WORLDfromWORLD says:

    Stumbled across this video , Glad did its the first day of spring here in New Zealand , Thank you for the inspiration and Congratulations on a Fabulous job (Well done)

  15. topvegetables says:

    Fantastic vidoe – inspirational community gardening – congratulations to all.

  16. arkansashorsetrails says:

    Beautiful garden! I loved watching it go from soil to vegetables & flowers. The painted markers are very nice.Kudos to everyone for working together.

  17. midsouthgardener says:

    That was truly a wonderful presentation. I loved seeing the garden grow right before my very eyes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. SpringfieldMoCVB says:

    Wonderful!

  19. jihadacadien says:

    nice

  20. SElaineCarter says:

    I have loved watching this garden grow. This is a beautiful presentation of a splendid garden.

  21. dsigngrrl says:

    It’s such a nice presentation! I love the progression from empty space to beautiful garden.

  22. franulele says:

    What a beautiful garden project! Thank you for sharing!

  23. leoninetrish says:

    Definitely an inspiration! I wish I had that many people helping me on the farm! I got lots of ideas from this though.

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