Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Today on EBC

Namaskaar. Today started out lovely and sunny but soon became cloudy and I saw some flurries too! Khair koi baat nahin, seasonal cycle hai, winter has to come. I do a radio show from 12:00 to 2:00 pm every tuesday on EBC 1170 AM. It serves the NJ/NY/PA area. It's also streamed live on ebcmusic.com
Well, today the topic was Organic food. I am including all that information right here for those of you who are here to check that out. The others can still see it and tell me if i need to add something. The information was collected from many sources available on the internet. I am not the original author. So here it is

Organic produce is either free of or has lesser amount of harmful chemical residue. The reason for this is that no harmful pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers etc. are used in their production. The same is the case with meat, poultry or dairy products. These animals are not given hormones or anitbiotics which might lead to chemical residue in meat or eggs or milk. That is the main reason why we should choose organic food over conventional. There are some other reasons given below
1)products meet stringent standards
2)Organic food tastes great!
3)Organic production reduces health risks - Organic farming keeps harmful chemicals and pesticides out of the food we eat and beverages we drink. It also prohibits the use of antibiotics in animal feed, which are routinely used in conventional farming and is known to create dangerous antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Organic farms also benefit the farm workers who have high exposure to chemicals and synthetic pesticides.
4)Organic farms respect our water sources - The elimination of polluting chemicals and nitrogen leaching, done in combination with soil building, protects and conserves water resources. Organic farming reduces toxic farming runoff and pollutants that contaminate our water, soil and air.
5)Organic farmers build soil - Soil is the foundation of the food chain and the primary focus of organic farming. We’re facing the worst topsoil erosion in history due to our current agricultural practice of chemical intensive, mono-crop farming.
6)Organic farmers work in harmony with nature - Organic agriculture respects the balance demanded of a healthy ecosystem; wildlife is an essential part of a total farm and they are encouraged by including forage crops in rotation and by retaining fence rows, wetlands, and other natural areas.


Meat, Poultry, Eggs and Dairy (especially milk)
Veggies and fruits include - Apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, imported grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach, and strawberries

Veggies and fruits include : Asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, kiwi, mangos, onions, papaya, pineapples.

Breads, oils, potato chips, pasta, cereals, other packaged foods such as canned or dried fruit and dried vegetables.


Seafood and Cosmetics.

The above information was taken from 2 different websites. I'll put the names here asap. Till then I hope that i've given you something to think about. TRY TO GO ORGANIC.

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