What Important Contributions Has the Organic Movement Made?

The organic movement has been beneficial in many ways. Food scientist Dr. Catherine Cutter lists some of them: 


1. It has encouraged people to look more closely at what they buy and to read labels.


2. It has opened their eyes to the origins of food.


3. It has encouraged people to grow and process their own food. (However, processing at home may be more labor and energy intensive than commercial canning and/or processing operations.) 


4. It encourages consumers to buy locally, which is good for local farmers and  sometimes results in bringing home fresher and better-tasting food.



Catherine N. Cutter, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Food Science


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