Healthy Living Organic Vitamins

December 3rd, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Healthy Living

People need vitamins for healthy living and functioning body parts. The needs of vitamins differ based on things like the type of work, age, weight, environmental stress, genetics and lifestyle. Vitamins can be obtained from natural food and supplements. Organic vitamins are best for a healthy and sustainable.


Most vitamin supplements are produced from chemicals. The chemicals used are designed to impersonate the natural vitamins in natural foods but since they are synthetic, they do not give a perfect result for the body. Vitamin A is obtained from natural food is perfect for everyone and that is exactly what everyone needs. In addition, natural foods contain other nutrients for the body.


Organic vitamins are essential for improving the vitamin in the blood and maintain good health. Therefore, it is highly recommended to get the vitamins and organic foods as food chemicals.

If a person is not enough vitamins in natural foods, so vitamin supplementation is strongly recommended.


Organic supplements are considered better than synthetics because they do not contain fillers, additives and dyes. Some supplements containing inorganic by-products are very harmful to many people. For example, some people are allergic to food dyes. Vitamins are organic substances of natural origin that contains high-quality nutrients and pure essential and beneficial for the body. Organic vitamins prevent the body is exposed to various types of diseases and healing the body against diseases present.


Studies show that vitamins organic conservation of energy in the body and make people more active and keep people more energy during the day.

No organic nutrient is also important, but the method used to make this vitamin is not natural, so the body cannot get full of vitamins and nutrients to synthetic supplements. Unused portions of a synthetic vitamin to go to waste, so an organic whole food vitamin are highly recommended.


Organic vitamins can be easily selected by looking carefully pasted on it. The ingredients are listed on the organic materials do not contain fillers. In addition to organic vitamins, it is better to take natural foods to eat a balanced diet. Today, there are special vitamins organic, for specific parts of the body, such as collections or specific muscles, and these types are useful for many sports.


Organic vitamins help in healing faster and provide more energy for your body. Organic vitamins are ideal for weight control and organic multivitamin contains several types of benefits to the organization.  Many options are on the market making it easier for everyone to get more healthy and fresh health by simply eating organic vitamins regularly.

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Organic Fruit

December 3rd, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

Throughout the history of the world, food has been grown using techniques described as organic. But in the last 100 years, conventional farming methods have increasingly relied on the use manufactured compounds such as pesticides and fertilizers, as well as using genetically modified seed. Organic fruits refer to produce grown using natural techniques with no chemicals or with only organic compounds.

Many countries have strict certification rules for labeling fruits and vegetables as organic. The United States, Canada and the European Union are some examples. In the United States, certification is outlined by the state departments of agriculture and conditions include no irradiation, no genetic modification, and most pesticides and fertilizers prohibited. The certification process can be quite costly, particularly for small farmers, which is partly why conventional fruit farming is still used by the majority of the growers.

Studies done on organically grown fruit have revealed several benefits in terms of nutrient content, flavor and shelf life.

According to research, organic strawberries have higher levels of antioxidants and ascorbic acid. Their shelf life is longer and with certain varieties the flavor and sweetness was much better.

It is unfortunate that many organic products are more expensive (sometimes up to double in price) and less readily available than non-organic ones. Fortunately though, organic foods are now becoming more affordable as consumers are increasingly health conscious and searching for healthier food options.

Organic fruits can be found in many supermarkets and grocery stores, usually in a separate organic foods section.

Open air farmer’s markets are also another place to purchase them. Some individual small-scale farmers open up their orchards to members of the public to come and pick and purchase their own fruit for a small fee.

Other benefits of organic farming is that it’s healthier for the environment, it reduces the emission of greenhouse gases that cause global warming, and it maintains the biodiversity of fruiting plants. In the latter case, many commercial farming systems have reduced our fruit options to just a few genetically modified varieties, meaning that many indigenous fruit species are in danger of going extinct.

Often times organic produce is grown by small, individual local farmers. Purchasing organic varieties helps to support local economies and reduce pollution caused when transporting fruits over long distances by road or air.

Organic fruit are not necessarily free of pesticides, however it seems that less of the toxins are retained in the body from organic varieties. Studies done on children have shown that the pesticide levels in the urine of youngsters who ate mainly organically grown produce was five to seven times less than for those who ate fruit grown using conventional farming techniques. This is good news for parents who buy fruit for their children and weaning babies.

Some fruit have a higher tendency for pesticide residue, for example strawberries, apples, grapes, peaches, pears, cherries and nectarines. If you’re wondering which organic fruit varieties you should select first, then these are the ones. Fruits such as pineapples, papaya, avocados, bananas, kiwi and mangoes generally have minimal pesticide residues in comparison to the non-organic varieties.

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Reliable Organic Food Supplier in Singapore

December 3rd, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

Article by Willy Lim

Taste Original is a leading supplier for organic food in Singapore. We have a wide range of healthy food using their organic shop that is an one-stop organic foods mart in Singapore.

Taste Original’s range of healthy food includes wheatgrass, vinegars and enzymes, cereal and oats, condiments, dried fruits and nuts, flours, fresh vegetables and fruits, frozen foods, gluten/wheat free products, rice and pasta/noodles. They have organic cleaning and eco-friendly organic honey, kitchenware and juicers, personal maintenance systems and many more. 95 per cent of the organic food produce – both fresh and processed – are compatible with all types of cuisine in contrast to other organic food supplier in Singapore that often cater to the Western cuisines.

Taste Original even organizes organic tours including tours to Taiwan. A few are supplied from many manufacturers from different countries including organic food from Asian countries especially Taiwan, Germany, Australia, Nz, and USA. Several of the manufacturers’ brands include: ALB-Gold, California Baby, Condix Balance Life, Nature’s Plus, Orgran, Wei Jung and many more. They also conduct organic food classes for confinement mums; provide organic food cooking recipe and even vegetarian food cooking class.

Taste Original have a wide range of organic food in Singapore. To mention a few, here are some of the best-selling items:

Organic 3-Grain Porridge, Organic Spelt Porridge and Organic Rolled Oats Porridge from Switzerland – The wholegrains utilized in Holle Porridges are in an easily digestible form, that is particularly suitable for babies. The goodness in the grain is gently unlocked with heat and moisture ready for your baby’s growing body. With all the wholegrain means we can easily retain the most nutrients which means your baby can thrive.

Organic Finest Black Bean Sauce (Thick or Light), Taiwan – These are typically fermented for 180 days.

100% Brewed Wheat Grass Vinegar from Taiwan – Black Jujube & Green Plum or Black Soybean & Chinese Angeli or Chinese Olive and plenty of other flavours.

Organic Manuka 10+ Honey is Honey from the Manuka Tree (Leptospermum Scoparium), which grows only in New Zealand’s clean & green unpolluted, natural and chemical free environment.Unique, strong taste & naturally grainy texture.No Sugar, no preservatives added. Not heat treated.Tested by an impartial laboratory to certify the Manuka activity level as i have said on the label.Organic Plum Flesh Extract from Taiwan – Organic noni farm Linchuan from Taiwan, pangolin ecological farms, concentration 50-60 times.

Organic Ume Plum Concentrate from Taiwan – Ingredients: Organic certified pesticide-free Taiwan Ume, patent biotech extraction of substances.Suggestion: Mix 30-50cc with Significantly of water & drink slowly.

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The Future's Bright, The Future's Organic

December 2nd, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

Article by Kieron McFadden

How does organic farming measure up against conventional farming in terms of yield? Pretty well actually.

In response to the continued growth in popularity of the organic food, one of the “reasons” put forward for not switching to organic farming, is that such a major transition to organic methods would result in decreased yields and this would lead to catastrophic food shortages.

This assertion was based on data collected over a number of years that suggest that organic yields of a range of crops and animal products were less than their conventional counterparts. However, that data, much of it old, did not take into account the fact that a transition to organic farming is almost certain to be a matter of evolution, rather than a sudden overnight thing and that organic farming meanwhile is coming along in leaps and bounds and improving efficiency and know-how all the time.

Behind conventional farming there is a considerable track of experience, a massive industrial complex of interwoven industries and untold billions in investment. Considering that it manages with a much more modest investment of money and resources, research facilities and government help, the organic industry has not done badly at all and is continuing to do better, so much so that in terms of yield per acre, it is starting to get ahead of conventional farming! So not only does organic farming produce comparable or even better yields, it does so with less harm to the environment and produces food of higher quality, less compromised by contaminants and better for human health!

As I pointed out, with about 98% of agriculture considered “conventional,” a sudden jump to organic production is not going to happen, much as one would like it to. A steady evolution in the direction of organic is on the cards and our only hope is that it will be fast enough to stave off some major calamity with the environment and/or the food chain that definitely IS on the cards if we do not mend our ways. Some assistance from government would help – after all it is the survival and health of its citizens that are at stake and one would think that that, and not the welfare of the shareholders of some Food Giant, that would be its primary concern.

Of course, with things as they are now, if we tried to switch en masse to wholly organic farming by next Tuesday we would have trouble. Additionally, it is in the interests of those with a huge stake in the conventional paradigm that such alarmist notions of food shortages and starvation are bandied about as it discourages people from thinking about change to a world in which organic farming – and better food – is dominant.

I am reminded of the story of the bloke who, back in seventeen-hundred-and-something, claimed that the early and relatively crude version of our modern safety match would never catch on as a means of lighting fires as it was “too incendiary” and “too dangerous.” Turns out he owned the biggest flint quarry in England.

As regards organic methods improving and beginning to match and out-do conventional methods, one can check out by way of example, the Long Term Agroecological Research (LTAR) site in Greenfield, Iowa. There corn and soybeans are the organic crops attracting the most interest along with in the yields of organic wheat, alfalfa, oats, red clover and rye, which are improving.

This 12-year experiment reflects in microcosm the experience of larger scale organic producers and during the experiment great care was taken to eliminate bias and factors that might confuse the results.

Typical of results that were obtained in fields undergoing a transition to organic, organic corn yields were less than conventional during the first two years but by the third year organic and conventional corn yields were about equal and in the fourth year organic corn yields averaged 130 bushels per acre compared with the conventional corn yield of 112 bushels per acre.

Similarly, the relative yields of organic and conventional soybeans were similar in the first few years, the years of transition, and by the fourth year, the organic soybean yield was 45 bushels per acre compared with the conventional yield of 40 bushels per acre. Over 12 years of the experiment, the average conventional corn yield was 171 bushels per acre and 163 bushels per acre for organic.

Apparently however, if the transition period is eliminated from the averages, the conventional and organic yields were statistically identical at 172 bushels per acre for corn and 47 bushels per acre for soybeans.

Looking at the economics of production, even during the first two years of organic transition, the average production costs for conventional corn-soybean production were approximately $ 50 per acre HIGHER than the average organic costs. Evidently, the lower costs of organic production were due to the absence of expensive petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides (herbicides, insecticides and fungicides). It was found that, on average, organic crops returned DOUBLE the revenue of conventional crops over the duration of the experiment.

This thorough, long-term experiment provides evidence that the giants of conventional production perhaps do not want to hear; that yields of organic corn and soybeans compare very favourably with those grown using conventional methods.

However, there are two other factors that the experiment did not take into account and which make the case for a transition to organic farming even more compelling.

The first is that the raw data of yields of so many bushels per acre do not take into account the QUALITY of what was produced. Organic food is richer in nutrients that conventionally farmed food. We eat food for the nutrients it contains and if we can get the same amount of nutrients from eating one organic apple compared to, say, three apples grown using conventional methods, we actually need to buy and eat less organic apples to be well fed and healthy! Therefore, it is arguable that the NUTRIENT yield per acre of organic food is considerably superior to that of conventional crops.

The second is that the comparable organic yield and superior nutrient yield is achieved WITHOUT contaminating with toxins (industrial pesticides and so forth), the food itself or the soil in which it grows or the general environment.

In addition, as organic food is rich in nutrition and free of contaminants it causes none of the mental and physical illnesses that derive from toxins entering the bodies of those who eat it and from deficiencies in vitamins, trace minerals and so forth. A healthier population would require less medication in the form of drugs, which will reduce dependency and addiction and the incidence of further illness deriving from the harm done to the body by the drugs.

Therefore, the provision of wholesome organic food, as a human right, to the general population will see a saving on the overall healthcare bill, days of production lost to illness and so on and thus the tax burden.

Like it says in the title:

The future’s bright. The future’s organic.

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Will An Organic Multivitamin Make The Difference?

December 2nd, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

Article by Timmy Vic

Choosing which vitamins to buy can be difficult enough, but finding an Organic Multivitamin can be even more complicated. Not only do you need to read the labels, as is necessary for purchasing any vitamin but you also need to be certain that if the vitamin is labels as an organic multivitamin, it also has the right certifications. Mogo Organics offers an organic multivitamin that is all natural and truly organic. To see their list of products, visit mogoorganics.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a set determination of what is required for a product to be called an organic multivitamin. Some products use the label “organic multivitamin” as a marketing ploy, but haven’t actually researched and sourced their ingredients from locations which are certified organic. Organic multivitamin companies can charge more for their product because the work that goes in to ensuring the ingredients in the organic multivitamin are actually organic justifies the price. However dishonest companies claim to sell an organic multivitamin when it isn’t really an organic multivitamin. This means they try to take advantage of the higher pricing opportunity, but they don’t do the work to earn it.

Not only is this dishonest, it is also a poor business practice since many people have developing allergies to the chemicals companies use to keep pests at bay, and there is growing concern over genetically modified foods, which are often included as colorant or filler. When a company claims to offer an organic multivitamin, but in truth does not, they actually can put customers at risk for reactions and illness. Another way companies cheat the system, is buy using only a minimal amount of organic ingredients. Rather than a product being completely or primarily organic, it is not organic but rather contains organic ingredients, which is not the same thing.

It is important as more and more companies see the benefit in being included in the “organic movement” that we read labels and hold companies accountable for not including truly organic ingredients and practices. Mogo Organics not only understands the value of selling an organic multivitamin, but they also have excellent ethics and really do use organic ingredients in their proprietary line. Buying your organic multivitamin from a company that really understands the benefits of truly organic ingredients, and who works hard to keep the nutritional value of a product in tact while any necessary processing is completed is imperative. Mogo Organics offers this and more in their powdered organic multivitamin and nutritional supplements. Contact them today for more information, or with any questions about their product.

The growing trend toward organic does also include organic multivitamin purchases. More and more people are seeing the importance of buying organic, and this means also purchasing an organic multivitamin over a traditional one. Mogo Organics offers a way to get the organic multivitamin impact, with even more nutrition than the pharmaceutically derived version! Another excellent benefit of this organic multivitamin is that it isn’t in pill form. This means you have the option of adding your organic multivitamin to juice, shakes and even water for a nutritious boost. To see all the products they offer, visit their site at mogoorganics.

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Organic Options

December 1st, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

More and more people are deciding to choose an organic lifestyle to counteract the imbalances of todays fast-paced world.

An organic lifestyle consists of using products, eating food and generally living a lifestyle, which is free from the chemicals that are present in so much of the commodities that we use to live life in the 21st century developed world.

Some people are choosing to go wholly organic, others, just partly, but it has been proven that an organic lifestyle is beneficial to health and well-being. Here are a few ethics, for organics:

Eating organic food means that fruit, vegetables and grains have not been sprayed with chemicals and have been grown using traditional methods. Organic meat is free from the antibiotics that are fed to animals that are farmed intensively to make them prematurely fat. Ingesting these chemicals and unnatural substances has been proven to have a negative impact on health.

To source the very freshest organic produce many people order fruit and vegetable boxes from farms that are delivered to their door, some people use farmers markets where they can trust their food has been raised/sourced/grown responsibly, and are able to ask the sellers, who are very often the farmers any questions.

Growing vegetables and owning an allotment has increased in popularity in recent years, this is again a way that people are aware of where there food comes from, and its popularity indicates that people are becoming more aware and concerned about this.

Using organic cosmetics, toiletries and household products eliminates the chemicals that tend to be present in conventional products, therefore protecting our bodies and immediate environment from chemical. Brands such as Ecover have been sold for many years but are finding that peoples increased awareness of the environment and their health has been beneficial to sales.

Organic clothing is also becoming more and more popular. Natural fibres such as cotton, hemp and bamboo are grown organically and then made into clothing, which again ensures that skin does not come into contact with chemicals that can be used in clothes dye and manufacturing clothing. Many people who have children and babies will try to adopt some kind of an organic lifestyle, to give their child the purest and healthiest start as possible, and there are a variety of organic childrens clothing options available.

Eliminating unnecessary chemicals and preservatives from our lifestyle can only be a good thing for physical health, but there is also a certain sense of well-being that those who go organic adopt.

Organic meat is always free range, so to eat organic means that you have not contributed to cruelty to animals, pollution and general waste that a non-organic way of life is susceptible to. An organic lifestyle is also considered more sustainable and recyclable, and quite often fair trade products are organic.

An organic lifestyle can be more expensive, however this encourages moderation, as it is widely understood that society today is greedy in excess of what it requires.

So, the benefits of organic are huge and for physical, mental and spiritual well-being, it is certainly a choice to consider.

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The Great Benefits of Organic Food

December 1st, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

Article by Jen Watson

The benefits of eating organic foods are numerous. With it becoming more and more popular to eat organically, it is becoming easier and a little more affordable to purchase organic foods. Local farmers’ markets, health food stores, and even Walmart cater to those who eat organically.

Organic crops mean the foods are grown in safe soil, without any additives or alterations. Organic livestock means that the meats you eat have been fed organic ally and have had lived naturally (i.e., outdoor). While many foods are deemed “organic,” only those which meet the above criteria are stamped with the USDA approval for organic. In stores, you can be assured that foods with the USDA Organic sticker are at least ninety percent organic.

Support local farmers

Because most organic foods are grown and sold locally, it promotes and supports farmers in your surrounding area. With a drastic drop in people living on farms, this helps keep the remaining farmers in business. Supporting local farmers also encourages less government intervention in the foods you eat. By purchasing foods from organic farmers, it sends a statement that you are willing to pay a little more in order to be healthy and refuse to have interference on what is sprayed on fruits and vegetables and fed to animals.


Organically grown foods also benefit our environment in many important ways. One is it helps keep our water safe to drink. Water is the most important liquid on the earth, and it is vital to ensure its purity. When pesticides sprayed onto plants and medicated animals defecate, these harmful chemicals make their ways into the water system. With organic farming, this does not occur, and plays an important part in keeping water clean for our ecosystem.

It follows if our water is affected by chemical processes, then the soil is as well. If the soil is contaminated, then whatever feeds off of it or is grown in it has the likelihood of being polluted. This also means organic foods make it safer for wildlife.

Higher nutrient levels

Whether or not organic foods have higher nutrient levels than treated foods is a highly debated topic. However, many treated foods give the appearance of being more nutritious because they are bigger. Do not be deserved by size, though. Most treated fruits and vegetables are larger due to a higher content of water. While organics are smaller, they still are packed with nutrients-just minus the deceptive water size.

Absence of food colorings

Many treated foods have vibrant, healthy-looking colors. However, you bite into them only to find that they are either over-ripe or under-ripe. In these cases, food colorings have been added to the fruit or vegetables to make them appear healthy and convince you to purchase them. Organic foods do not have food colorings. What you see sitting in front of you is exactly what you are getting.

Better taste

If you are only going for taste, organically grown foods have a much richer taste than treated foods. Most organic foods are fresh because they are usually locally grown. The majority of people will agree that fresh foods are hands down significantly more lush and tasty than preserved foods. Plus, because organic foods do not have all the additives and are instead grown as they were originally meant to be, they taste better.

No pesticides

Even after you have washed or even peeled foods which have been previously treated with pesticides, there can still be a remnant of pesticides left which can affect you. The Environmental Working Group has studied the effect of pesticides on foods and has determined the top twelve fruits and vegetables which are the most effected by pesticides. In order from highest, they are apples, bell peppers, carrots, celery, cherries, imported grapes, kale, lettuce, nectarines, peaches, pears, and strawberries.

Pesticides build up inside your body and create health problems, which can progressively grow as you eat more and more non-organic foods over the years. Problems which can occur include birth defects, and headaches. Babies, children, and pregnant women are especially prone to pesticide-related health issues. Because pesticides add stress to already weak immune systems (such as in babies or pregnant women), the chance to get sick is much easier. Pregnant women also need to be aware that pesticide-treated foods which they eat can also be transmitted to their child while pregnant or nursing.

By eating organic foods, you can rest assured that they are free from pesticides.

No antibiotics

Antibiotics are commonly injected into animals. These antibiotics can then be transferred into your body when you eat the meat. A bombardment of antibiotics actually makes your body immune to the effects of antibiotics. Consequently, when you need to take antibiotics to fight disease, your body is unable to use them.

Organic farmers who raise cattle or chickens or other animals for meat feed their animals natural foods the way they were originally meant to eat, and they do no inject antibiotics. Consequently, meats coming from organic farms are free from antibiotics.

No hormones

To meet the high demand for meat, commercial, non-organic farms give their animals hormone-injected feed in order to make them grow bigger and faster. While this may work for production, it translates into your children’s hormones maturing faster.

As organic farmers do not use antibiotics, they also allow their animals to grow naturally. No problems with hormones with organic meat.

More antioxidants

Non-organic foods have fewer antioxidants than organic foods. This is because the longer foods sit out in the store, the less antioxidants left. Organic foods are fresh and must be eaten faster. Consequently, they are higher in antioxidants.

Antioxidants help boost your health, including fighting heart disease. There are even studies which seem to indicate that antioxidants can fight cancer.

Reduce health risks

Obviously, if there are not pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics treated into your foods, the benefits of avoiding these products will help you avoid many debilitating-if not deadly-health risks. While many people will argue there is not that big of a difference in health risks between organic and treated foods, there have not been definite studies to show that the treated substances put into our foods are not detrimental in the long run. By purchasing organic foods, you steer clear of the possibility of harming your family’s and your health.


Knowledge is power. By knowing what we are purchasing, by what we are putting into our bodies, we have the ability to choose how to protect our health and lifestyles.

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Organic Chemistry

November 29th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

Organic chemistry is a branch within chemistry which deals with the study of chemical compounds containing carbon; their formation, their processes, properties, reactions and structure. Formerly, it was popular belief that it was very difficult to artificially synthesize compounds from living organisms. When it was realized later, that even those compounds could be treated in ways similar to the inorganic ones, in laboratories and through artificial processes, organic chemistry gained momentum.

Organic compounds are usually covalently bond which allows it to form unique structures in the form of long chains and rings. As opposed to inorganic compounds, organic compounds melt, decompose, sublime below 300 degrees. Solubility of organic compounds depends on solvent type and on functional groups. Perkin’s attempt to manufacture quinine which resulted in organic dye generated a lot of interest in organic chemistry.

Life depends on inorganic chemistry as well, and it is not always that organic compounds can be related to all the life processes taking place.

The production of organic molecules may include processes not including life.

These include those enzymes that require other metals, like iron, rather than carbon. Elemental carbon and a few classes of carbon compounds are also considered inorganic. Organic compounds can be put to many uses in a number of applications. They are used in products like paints, plastics, foods, explosives and also form the basis of many natural and earthly life processes. They may even act as catalysts in biochemical reactions, owing to their varying reactivity.

The petrochemical industry was created by the discovery of petroleum and its separation into fractions.

Conversion of compounds using different chemical processes also gave a boost to the petrochemical industry. To explain classification, in organic chemistry it is required that the relative arrangement of atoms within a molecule must be added for a full description. In short, organic substances are classified on the basis of their molecular arrangement and other constituents.

Compounds have been divided into functional groups and have further been distributed into sub classes. There are two major categories of compounds; namely the aliphatic compounds and the cyclic compounds.
The aliphatic compounds are further divided into 3 groups, homologous series, paraffin alkenes without any double or triple bonds or olefins alkenes with the a single or double bond and acetylenes alkenes with triple bonds. Aliphatic compounds may either be straight chained or branch chained ones which further affects characteristics like octane number or cetin number in petroleum chemistry.

Cyclic compounds maybe saturated or unsaturated. The cyclic hydrocarbons can be divided into two groups namely; salicylic and aromatics. The former type exists in the form of large rings while aromatics contain conjugated double bonds e.g. benzene.

In organic chemistry, carbon is believed to have the capability of forming certain compounds whose molecules can form a network by attaching themselves to each other. This process is known as polymerization and the chain that is formed is called polymers while monomer remains the source compound. Polymers can be artificially produced and are called industrial polymers while those occurring naturally or synthetic polymers are referred to as biopolymers e.g. Teflon, polythene, nylon etc. All these may be present in different varieties varying on the basis of compositions used to produce them.

Another important area of study that falls within organic chemistry is the bi molecular chemistry. It is of particular interest to biochemists. Biochemistry involves the study of the long chains bio polymers and amino acids, carbohydrates etc., basically, the multi-functional group molecules in living organisms. Animal biochemistry contains small molecule intermediates required to produce energy with the use of common hydrocarbons found in animals.

Fullerenes are among those compounds which have electronic properties due to their spherical structure. Organic compounds containing bonds of carbon along with nitrogen, oxygen and halogen are also classified within organic chemistry.

Organic reactions are chemical reactions which involve organic compounds and the reactions the compounds undergo are determined by the functional groups. Organic chemistry encompasses the study of all such reactions and is an applied science used in many areas of study, especially to design synthesis, analyze and put it to practical use.

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Organic Farming

November 29th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

The word organic has a number of connotations attached to it. The definition cannot be narrowed to a particular area of study; in fact, the word “organic” spreads over a larger range of areas where it can be applied. The basic definition, however, remains the same because the derivation of the meaning of the word is unanimously universal. Organic is derived from or relates to, living organisms. In the simplest sense of the word, organic is simply organic matter obtained from the use of living organisms.
Anything that involves the use of fertilizers or pesticides which are strictly and solely obtained from animal or vegetable origin are organic in nature.

Raised or carried out without the use of drugs, hormones or synthetics chemicals deems products to be organic in nature, example being organic Cattle rearing. Lifestyle of people can also be organic if it is close to nature or simple and healthy.

Organic farming is described as an ecologically balanced approach to farming which does not rely on artificial means to yield products. It is basically not treated with any kind of chemicals or at the most, the minimum amounts of chemicals are used. Foods which are organic are usually believed to be free of artificial additives and processed with the least use of artificial methods.

Surveys and studies have revealed the environmental effects of organic farming and the consensus across these surveys is that organic farming is less detrimental for the following reasons:

1 – Organic farms do not consume or release synthetic pesticides into the environment, which may prove harmful for soil and aquatic life.

2 – They are capable of maintaining a diverse eco system and a balanced one.

3 – Uses less energy and produce less waste.

4 – Adds fertility to soil

5 – Provides boosts the natural resistance of plants and animals against diseases by encouraging the number of natural organisms to flourish.

Apart from benefiting the environment, it is also accredited to organic farming that it increases the yield. However, there are certain critics who refute it by claiming that organic farming can feed a meager number of people compared to the world population and that too after destruction of eco systems and an excess waste of resources. A rebuttal to this statement shows that materials needed for organic farming are easily accessible than those used in conventional farming, and thus organic methods could produce enough food to sustain the world population. The fact of the matter is, that organic farming may benefit the yield in some countries while it may not do the same in others, depending on how developed a country is and obviously because of the availability of materials needed in organic farming. Studies also reveal that organic farming is more energy efficient.

Moreover, organic products are known to have more nutrients as compared to conventionally grown products. Since the soil quality improves as a result of organic farming better taste is also attributed to organic products for this reason.

As given above, organic products are more improved and provide many benefits to the consumers. Usually all organic products have similar characteristics. All such products are free from the use of any synthetic chemicals and are extremely original in nature. Generally organic products are more costly and higher demands of these products are directly related to higher incomes. A number of other factors determine the demand for organic products and the need for an organic lifestyle. The propensity to buy organic products has been related to people’s concern to external or direct personal effects of their usage.

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Organizing Organic Food Sales

November 28th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Organic

Stock clearance is the reason why we have organic food sales; in fact, there is no coincidence, because a drop in price ensures that no products are wasted. The problem with organic food is that it does not last for too long, it quickly loses freshness and decays. The factors that make organic food so healthy, are the ones responsible for quick decay: the all natural structure means that there are no preservers to make the food last.

Without the use of preservatives, organic food can only be kept fresh with special packaging, and even so, the solution is for a very short term. Therefore, organic food sales are the right way to prevent food decay and make money. Therefore, if you want to buy organic food at lower prices, you should keep an eye on hypermarkets or local markets and see when there are notes with organic food sales.

You have to be smart to shop well at stock clearance, because of the need to save money.

Organic food is normally a bit more expensive than non-organic products, and during the sales periods, there is usually a price balanced between these two food categories. Therefore, the financial advantage becomes a shopping opportunity. Yet, there is one trick you need to be aware of: quality status.

When you buy something at the organic food sales, you may have to consume the product right away, as the expiry date is probably very close. Even if they are still fresh when you buy them, their condition could rapidly decay. Consequently, organic food sales should not encourage you to buy in bulk, on the contrary. Then, online organic food sales are often tricky, because of the same possibility of lower quality when a whole day is lost with the delivery.

Online orders are fine, only if you can have the items delivered the same day.

All in all, organic food sales are are an event to enjoy more in supermarkets than in local markets. In markets, small quantities are supplied by local farms without stock creation, whereas large stores buy in bulk and store the products for a limited period of time. Shoppers have two options: buy discounted items that are no longer 100% fresh at lower prices or go for more expensive top quality. Follow your own judgment to decide which is more convenient!

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