ALL ABOUT OR­GANIC GRAINS

Or­ganic grains are ris­ing in pop­u­lar­ity as they are not doused in pes­ti­cides or ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied

Food and Travel (Singapore) - - Cook's Basics - WORDS & STYLING MARISSE GABRIELLE REYES & AN­GELIQUE POH PHO­TO­GRAPHS NG CHAI SOONG

Or­ganic farm­ing, as com­pared to con­ven­tional farm­ing, is more environmentally friendly as it pro­motes soil and wa­ter con­ser­va­tion while re­duc­ing pol­lu­tion at the same time. Or­ganic farm­ing is also au-nat­u­ral, us­ing nat­u­ral fer­tilis­ers in­stead of syn­thetic ones to pro­mote plant growth. Pes­ti­cides are also not sprayed onto the crops; in­stead, in­sects and birds, mat­ing dis­rup­tions or traps are used to re­duce pests and dis­eases. Es­sen­tially, or­ganic foods are gen­er­ally pro­duced in smaller farms and are not ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied in any way.

When con­sid­er­ing whether to pur­chase or­ganic or in­or­ganic foods, con­sider the bud­get you have and the needs of your loved ones. Or­ganic foods are safer and farm­ing prac­tices are kinder to the en­vi­ron­ment, so if you are a strong ad­vo­cate of Sav­ing Gaia, or­ganic foods are the way to go.

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