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From Farm to Table: Understanding the Meaning of Organic Food

Updated: Mar 28

If you’re still unsure how expensive organic apples are better than cheap regular ones, you’re not alone. Luckily, organic is not a philosophy or a lifestyle — it is a set of standards and practices with their unique advantages and disadvantages.

Today, I will answer all the questions you might have about organic food. For example, what exactly makes something organic? How can you be sure that the product is really organic? And finally, are organic products actually healthier and more environmentally friendly than regular ones? Keep reading to find out.


The word organic may evoke a wide variety of associations in people —

healthy, expensive, natural, eco-friendly, and so on. It’s important to keep in mind that the word itself only describes how the product was produced. Whether a product is organic or not is determined by the way agricultural products are grown and processed. It can be applied to fruit, vegetables, grains, and animal-based products such as fish, dairy, poultry, or meat.