First of all, I think it needs to be clarified that the terms “Bio” and “organic” mean one and the same thing. These terms are used when we refer to the way of cultivation and processing of agricultural products. If in Romania the term BIO is used more in Europe we will meet more often the use of the term “Organic product”
But why consume organic (organic) products compared to traditional ones?
We did an analysis to know together the differences between the two product categories.
Organic product (organic) Cultivated with natural fertilizers (animal manure, compost).
Non-organic products Cultivated using synthetic or chemical fertilizers.
Protecting crops from weeds and pests
The Organic Product. Weeds are controlled naturally (crop rotation, breaking them with the help of hands or weed removal tools). Pests are controlled using natural methods (birds, insects, traps) and naturally derived pesticides. (nettles, etc.)
Non-organic Products. Weeds are controlled with chemical herbicides. Pests are controlled with synthetic pesticides.
The Benefits of Organic Food
How a product is grown and matured can have a major impact on your mental and emotional health, as well as the environment.
Organic foods often have more beneficial nutrients for the body, such as antioxidants.
For example, organic products are known to contain fewer pesticides. Chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides and insecticides are widely used in conventional agriculture and residues remain on (and in) the food we consume.
Organic (organic) products are often fresher, because they have to reach the table of consumers faster, because they do not contain preservatives.
Organic food does not contain GMO. Genetically modified organisms or genetically modified food are plants whose DNA has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. Last but not least, organic farming is better for the environment. Organic farming practices reduce pollution, conserve water, increase soil fertility and consume fewer resources. Pesticide-free farming is also better for nearby birds and animals, as well as for people living near farms.