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What Are The Benefits Of Eating Foods From Greenhouse Production

by Aubrey Owens

Organic food is all the rage these days. People want their food to be as natural and healthy as possible. For people looking for fruits and vegetables that can be certified organic, it's not uncommon for them to find organic foods that come from organic greenhouse production farms. There are several reasons buying organic foods that come from these farms is the best option when it comes to fruits and vegetables for your family.

Organic Foods Are Free From Contaminants 

While it's claimed that many of the pesticides that are used to protect farm foods from bugs are not harmful to humans, many of the findings are conflicting. Many of the companies that use pesticides will also claim that these bug repellents are washed off of the food, but that isn't always the case. Most foods that are grown in a controlled greenhouse environment have little or no need for pesticide control. The structure itself is a barrier to most bugs. Aside from that, however, is the fact that most food companies that are growing food organically specifically want the food to be free from anything that could potentially negatively affect the product. Pesticides are heavily avoided in the organic foods industry as a result.

Organic Foods Are Not Engineered

When talking about organic, you are talking about the natural way in which food grows. Generally speaking, foods grown in controlled greenhouse environments have not been genetically modified or had other unnatural products used to boost the size and growth the products. Most of the consumers of organic farm foods expect the food to be grown with nothing more than rich soil, water, and light. While a greenhouse isn't necessarily a natural environment, it doesn't alter the genetic makeup of a plant or negatively impact the natural growth process.

Organic Foods Are Still Delicious

One of the reasons fruits and vegetables have been genetically altered is to make them larger and more tasty. People like to get more for their money. Some people tend to think that organic fruits and vegetables are smaller in size, which can be the case. This is one of the main reasons greenhouses are used to grow organic foods—to create an optimal environment for food to naturally grow to the fullest potential. Foods coming from greenhouse production are often just as big and cosmetically appealing as food that has been modified. 

People who want to be healthy but also want food that has great taste and looks good should consider organic foods from greenhouse production. It can be more expensive, but you'll have the peace of mind that the food is naturally grown and hasn't had any kind of pest killers spray on it. Your health is worth the extra cost of organic.