What is organic food? Is it safer or more nutritious than conventionally farmed food? What food safety tips should we follow?

  • What is organic food?
  • Should we be concerned about the chemicals used in conventional farming?
  • What about antibiotics and growth hormones given to farm animals?
  • What about nutrition?
  • Are organic tomatoes better for you?
  • The pros and cons of organic milk
  • Food safety tips
  • Conclusions 

What is organic food?

Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of man-made fertilisers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Irradiation and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or products produced from or by GMOs are generally prohibited by organic legislation.

Department for Agriculture and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)