Last year, a survey by the Nielsen company showed that over four in 10 Singaporeans buy organic fruits and vegetables some of the time, with 12 per cent buying them regularly.
This may come as no surprise to many of us who swear by these contamination-free products. Free from pesticides or pollution, organic vegetables are the rage now.
For the carnivores amongst us, there is even organic meat. Livestock are reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones, and generally fed a healthy diet.
Once associated with the affluent, cheaper organic options are also becoming more readily available and more popular with the masses.
Recently, organic products have made the leap from the dinner table to our bedrooms. From organic baby food, we know see the introduction and heavy use of organic baby clothes, blankets and even mattresses!
Are the benefits of organic products really as wonderful as the makers claim them to be? In these times of economic backwater, is it still wise to shell out that extra dollar on organic baby food? Besides, aren’t organic foods supposed to taste bland?
I thought my mother used to tell me that consumption of organic food made the body less resistant to viruses. Questions aplenty indeed.
These are the issues and assumptions that are explored in this week’s articles on The Asian Parent.
Read on and go organic!
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