Organic & Healthy Food
Mapsor is coming up with the new project of organic food. Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers. They take modern scientific knowledge and combine them with useful traditional farming methods. At the moment there is no proof that organic foods are more nutritious than conventionally grown foods. the key issue for concern are pesticides residues in and on food agricultural practices that hurt the environment and antibiotic. Many of the known pesticides are known to cause numerous serious health diseases. Organic farming is not just for vegetables, but animals also. Organic farmer strive to maintain living conditions that accommodate natural behavior and health while limiting antibiotic use. Difference between Organic Food and Non Organic Food : Organic food contains more nutrients while in organic foods have less because the nutrients get lost during the processing stage. Natural fertilizers are used for organic foods such as cow manure and compost while chemicals are used to fertilize non organic food. Non organic foods that were grown in conventional farms use human feces as fertilizers; this practice however, is not permitted in organic farms. Organic food contains no amount of hormones while non organic food contains hormones, hormones are injected to the animals to hasten their growth. There are more chances of food poisoning with non organic foods than organic ones. The taste of both organic and non organic food is debatable since no two humans have the exact taste. However,
the choice between the two would entirely depend on how health conscious an individual is. Agencies have been trying to regulate the chemicals used in non organic foods to make it safe for human consumption.
Group farming is to cultivate crops in groups. So there is a group of people and everyone gives a share for the expenditure. When the crops are ready and is taken and sold to markets the money is distributed among each members of the group.
Group farming offers many potential advantages: reduced machinery costs and access to larger, more specialized equipment; sharing of labor, experience and skills; possibility for member specialization in particular tasks or enterprises within a larger operation that is more diversified; more possibility for experimentation with technology and techniques; improved decision making processes; better accounting and planning functions;
greater access to credit; security in case of illness or incapacity; and reduced isolation, stress, and physical risk due to sharing work and responsibilities. Under some group farming arrangements, it is conceivable that people with little initial equity could join and participate as members, contributing their labor and borrowing enough capital to buy a share in the operation. Canada has yet to deal with farming’s environmental contradictions.
farm management aims to ensure that the organization serves its mission (including environment) in an effective way, and also that it serve the needs of those who control or otherwise have power over the organization.
Major features of farm management need consideration of maintaining farm records and accordingly make cost analysis. The most successful management is seen as installing both efficiency in resource use and effectiveness in the achievements of the goals. Also management is seen as a universal process involving a set of management functions.
Farm management deals with the organization & operation of a farm with the objective of maximizing profits from the farm business on a continuing basis. The farmer needs to adjust his farm organisation from year to year to keep abreast of changes in methods, price variability & resources available to him. Thus farm management is the science which deals with the analysis of the farming resources, alternatives, choices & opportunities within the framework of resource restrictions & social & personal constraints of farming business.
SCOPE OF FARM MANAGEMENT: Farm management comes under Micro economics. It concentrates on the study of individual farm; hence, it comes under Micro- economics. Farm Management covers the aspects, like efficiency of the crop kind of crops to be grown, the doses of fertilizers to be given, the implements to be used etc.
The farm management subject covers the aspects such as research, teaching and extension.
BENEFITS OF ORGANIC FOODS:
- Organic farming practices reduce pollution and conserve water and soil.
- Organic foods and conventional foods are similar in quality.
- Organic foods are as safe and nutritious as conventionally grown foods.
Organic Food Trends :
- Organic food sector accounts for 5% of total US food sales.
- Organic food sales are projected to grow at a rate of 18% annually.
- Organic foods are sold in 80% of market retailers.
NATURAL FOOD INGREDIENTS :
Turbinado Sugar : Raw sugar from first pressing of cane sugar Contains some molasses
Stevia : Herb and extract forms Generally recognized as safe Recommended to use in moderate amounts
Sea Salt : Made from evaporating sea water Composed of sodium and chloride Contains trace minerals and elements
Honey : Flavor depend on the flowers
- Consists of simple sugars.
- Store in a warm, dry place. Barley : Cereal grain Chewy texture and nutty flavor Fiber helps lower cholesterol Bulgar (cracked wheat) : Made from any wheat Cooks quickly Mild flavor, high in fiber
- Organic farms do not consume or release synthetic pesticides in to the environment some of which have the potential to harm soil, water and local terrestrial and aquatic wildlife although it must be noted that organic pesticides still have the potential to be as damaging to the environment as synthetic pesticides.
- Organic farms are better than conventional farms at sustaining diverse ecosystems, i.e., Population of plants and insects, as well as animals.
- When calculated per unit area, organic farms use less energy and produce less waste, e.g., Waste such as packaging materials for chemicals.
- Organic farming also uses much less energy than conventional agriculture, mostly because it doesn't use nitrogen fertilizer. It has has been reported that organic farming systems use 30% less fossil fuels than other farming systems. They have also found that organic farming tends to hold more carbon in the soil, reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is an important greenhouse gas that contributes to climate