What is the difference between organic and conventional?

The use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, irradiation, sewage sludge, hormones, antibiotics and genetic modification is strictly prohibited in the whole process of organic products. Organic products have a strict limit on traces of heavy metals or other contaminants by the FDA. Conventional products may contain greater amounts of these substances. Conventional farming relies on chemical intervention to fight pests and weeds and provide plant nutrition. Organic farming relies on natural principles like biodiversity and composting to produce healthy food. Organic farming is recognized as an effective approach for agricultural sustainability and food safety. Statistically, nutrients in organic products are significantly higher than that in conventional products. Many countries have established organic product standards and the product must be verified by an organic certifying agent before products can be labelled “organic”.