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What are the differences between Organic and Non-Organic fruits & vegetables?

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Even if you are very marginally interested in healthy eating, chances are you have heard about organic fruits and vegetables. In this post, we will look at what are the differences between organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables. What makes organic produce healthier than its alternative?

Organic produceInorganic produce
Grown with natural fertilizers (manure, compost, vermicompost).Grown with synthetic or chemical fertilizers.
Weeds are controlled naturally (crop rotation, hand weeding, mulching, and tilling) or with organic-approved herbicides.Weeds are controlled with chemical herbicides.
Pests are controlled using natural methods (birds, insects, traps) and naturally-derived pesticides.Pests are controlled with synthetic pesticides.
Organic meat, dairy eggsConventionally-raised meat, dairy, and eggs
Livestock is given all organic, hormone- and GMO-free feed.Livestock is given growth hormones for faster growth, as well as non-organic, GMO feed.
The disease is prevented with natural methods such as clean housing, rotational grazing, and a healthy diet.Antibiotics and medications are used to prevent livestock disease.
Livestock must have access to the outdoors.Livestock may or may not have access to the outdoors.
Difference b/w Organic and Non-organic produce

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