Organic Food Essay

8077 Words Jan 3rd, 2014 33 Pages
Table of Contents

01. What is Organic Food?.........................................................04
02. History of Organic Food…………………………...………04
03. Principles of Organic Agriculture……………………….....05
04. How Can We Be Sure That our Food is Organic?...............07
05. Types of Organic Food………………………………….....07
06. Advantages of Organic Foods………………………….......09
07. Organic vs. Non-organic……………………………….......11
08. Organic Food market……………………………………....13
09. How can we market Organic Products?................................14
10. Organic Food in Bangladesh…………………………….....17
11. Potential for Organic Shrimp farming in Bangladesh…...…24
12. Conclusion………………………………………………....26
13. References………………………………………...………..27
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Health is the wholeness and integrity of living systems. It is not simply the absence of illness, but the maintenance of physical, mental, social and ecological well-being. Immunity, resilience and regeneration are key characteristics of health.
The role of organic agriculture, whether in farming, processing, distribution, or consumption, is to sustain and enhance the health of ecosystems and organisms from the smallest in the soil to human beings. In particular, organic agriculture is intended to produce high quality, nutritious food that contributes to preventive health care and well-being. In view of this it should avoid the use of fertilizers, pesticides, animal drugs and food additives that may have adverse health effects.
Principle of Ecology
Organic Agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them, emulate them and help sustain them.
This principle roots organic agriculture within living ecological systems. It states that production is to be based on ecological processes, and recycling. Nourishment and well-being are achieved through the ecology of the specific production environment. For example, in the case of crops this is the living soil; for animals it is the farm ecosystem; for fish and marine organisms, the aquatic environment.
Organic farming, pastoral and wild harvest systems should fit the cycles and ecological balances in nature. These cycles are universal but their operation is site-specific.

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