Written by Komal Wadhwa, M.Sc (Foods and Nutrition) | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu / dr. sunil shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Apr 19, 2013

History of Organic Food

Organic farming has been prevalent since the time the practice of agriculture began.

The word, ‘Organic farming’, was first introduced by Lord Northbourne. The term is used in his book, ‘Look to The Land’, in which he had put forth suggestions for a wholesome approach to ecologically- balanced farming.

However the practice of organic farming has been prevalent from the time agriculture was first conceived. It was with the advent of the ‘green revolution’ that the natural way of growing crops started becoming unpopular and economically less feasible. More crop yields meant higher profits to the farmer and better utilization of the land. At times when only one crop was grown per season or year, the farmers who used fertilizers started growing two crops during the same time-period.

Organic food farming continued in small, mostly family-run, farms or kitchen gardens where people grew food for their own requirements. The produce was sold in farmer’s markets. Large scale organic farming was begun by farmers and scientists, as a mark of protest to the agricultural industrialization. Now, organic food is widely available and has become very popular, with soaring sales.

References

  1. Lampkin.N, Organic farming, 1990, Farming Press.
  2. Blake.F, Organic farming and growing, 1994,Crowood Press.
  3. Organic farming - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_farming)
  4. Organic food - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_food)
  5. ARE ORGANIC FOODS REALLY HEALTHIER FOR YOU? - (http://lookwayup.com/free/organic.htm)

Comments

Patilsharvari Thursday, May 14, 2015

Nowadays, everyone is getting more concern about their health. For that most of the families eat organic food. It will really helps you to cover your health problem. In our family, we are also eat organic food daily to stay away from diseases and stay healthy. We order all this healthy and organic products from Healthyworld. I like all product because they taste good then any other natural food.

TJ125 Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Schitterend, eindelijk eens iemand die kan aantonen dat BIO FOOD helemaal niet zo goed is voor het milieu, bv. normaal wordt het loof van aardappels doodgespoten net voordat ze geoost worden, bij de bio-boer worden ze verbrand, d.m.v. een heet gasapperaat wat over de planten heen gaat. Hierbij wordt zoveel gas gebruikt dat dit slechter voor het milieu is dat 10 bespuitingen (waarvan het middel al na 2 weken uit de grond is).

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