Published: 02/13/2014 - Updated: 01/28/2016
When you ask people on the street if they purchase organic products and why, the responses you will hear are diverse. Many buy mainly organically grown fruits and vegetables, they think that these are healthier, do not contain hazardous chemicals and have been grown without chemical fertilizers. Others suggest that the taste, texture and colour of the organic products is different, the vegetables are fresh, crisp and without extraneous flavors. A third group claims that, despite relatively frequently buying organic products, they are not sure if they really are better because sometimes they hear that there are no major differences between the products of organic and conventional agriculture, and studies on the subject are not conclusive. A much smaller group has decided to take on organics as a complete way of life: They are recognized by their clothing and customs, believing that recycling is paramount and quite often cycle to move around. In any case, studies have been reinforced around the world and interest in organic products is growing.
In case of doubts, the solution is: Read more!
Many consumers want more information when it comes to organic products and their health, and for this there are innumerable specialised books on the subject which can be obtained at low cost in a wide variety of places. If, for example, you want to develop a home organic garden, you will find very useful advice in these books and can read more about the subject, so you can avoid unnecessary efforts and achieve a succeful harvest in your garden.
In many countries, organic agriculture has not developed at the same pace as the countries of the European Community, where organic agriculture has seen a sharp increase in recent years, and thousands of families, communities and of course consumers have benefitted. A very important point to consider is the price: Generally to consumers it is very high and does not always have the guarantee that the products really are organic. Organic products are always identified and are safe for our health.
More and more people prefer organic
Organic products are produced in most countries, and initially were intended for select groups and convinced environmentalists. Today it is not only organic fruits and vegetables on the market, but also organic clothing, toys and even building materials. Many young women indicate that long ago they opted for the use of organic cosmetics, because they are safer than common products, protect the skin and prevent the premature appearance of fine lines and/or wrinkles.
However, not everyone has access to organic products: They are not sold everywhere, and it is often easier and more practical to quickly buy a packaged product in a supermarket at a great price. This is recognised by many young couples for example, who demonstrate their interest in healthy products but do not have the time or inclination to search for these products.
Biofuels are known in most countries, and are prepared from different elements, depending on what materials are available in a specific region. Environmentally friendly, economical and secure are the three important aspects which make biofuels an excellent choice for the future. Ecuador in South America is a clear example: A big oil exporting country which is now looking towards a new direction by making biofuels from sugarcane. This initiative has been promoted by the government since 2010 and today many gas stations distribute the biofuel to suppliers. The advantages of sugarcane biofuel are a clean fuel which protects vehicles and promotes local agricultural production.
Another well-known source is solar energy: A clean energy that by using different techniques has innumerable applications.
Much has been written about organic production in recent times and many interesting books can be purchased at low prices. It is very important for our children and youth to expand their knowledge of organics through reading, enhancing both environmental awareness and protection of the environment. In this way they may see organic production as an opportunity to access innovative jobs too.
It is also important to consider that many diseases of our time, including cancer, allergies and intense skin problems relate to the use of chemicals and pesticides in agricultural production. Plants and animals are affected equally, and then humans consume the chemicals in the end product: food. However, organic products ensure healthy and sustainable food production and should be encouraged wherever and whenever possible.