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“"You are what you eat" is not just a cliche phrase. It really is true and I have experienced that first hand. I feel so much better physically since we've ditched processed food
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#1 of 21 from Little Things I Do For the Sake of My Family's Health and the Environment by
“Yeah, it generally costs a bit more, but if you can afford it, it's totally worth it. It may just all be in my head, but I swear eating organic tastes and makes me feel better. 
#12 of 15 from Little Things I Do For the Sake of the Environment by
“Fruits and veggies are already amazing on their own, but I really try to get them organic when I can because why consume toxins and wax when unnecessary? I try to eat my fruits
#2 of 25 from Devora's Guide to Fabulosity by
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Organic foods are made according to certain production standards. For the vast majority of human history, agriculture can be described as organic; only during the 20th century were a large supply of new and often untested synthetic chemicals, touted as improvements, introduced to the food supply. This more recent style of production is referred to as "conventional," though organic production has been the convention for a much greater period of time. Under organic production, the use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and saved as a last resort. However, contrary to popular belief, certain non-organic fertilizers are still used. If livestock are involved, they must be reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones, and generally fed a healthy diet. In most countries, organic produce may not be genetically modified.

Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry, distinct from private gardening. Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as "organic" within their borders. Most certifications allow some chemicals and pesticides to be used, so consumers should be aware of the standards for qualifying as "organic" in their respective locales.

Historically, organic farms have been relatively small family-run farms — which is why...

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