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Organic? What is organic?

The question of organic food became very popular in the 21st century. In the developed countries the agriculture is based on the farming and breeding organic plants and animals. The demand for organic food is very high due to the realization of GMO products. The people are willing to pay the double, even triple amount of money in order to have an organic product on their plates. The countries are carefully monitoring the production of organic food and there are a lot of regulations in order to make the production of organic food more transparent.

For example, in the USA, you have USDA (the United States Department of Agriculture) that is setting the standards that the producers must match in order to have permission for the production. All the products that match these qualifications have a special label and only that products will reach the customers.

Positive and negative side of organic coffee

So the end product is an organic coffee bean, grown with only organic fertilizers, without the pollution to the ground and water (because of the clean process of production there is no harmful residue that can contaminate the surrounding). Organic coffee is produced in the natural surrounding, without cutting down forests in order to make plants with production lines. Around 75 % of organic coffee comes from Latin America so the natural friendly process of production is very important if we have in mind the consumption of trees in the Amazon rainforest and also the pollution of the rivers caused by the modern factories.

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So if you think, by drinking a cup of organic coffee you are not only doing something good and healthy for yourself but also to nature. On the acre of the South American rainforest that is saved doesn’t only include the salvation of trees, but also insects, birds, and other animals that use them as a home and shelter, and also this prevent ground erosion. We can use a metaphor and say that by drinking an organic coffee you are some kind of a good Samaritan.

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