Farmer giving box of veg to customer on a sunny day

There is a new concept making its way round the fresh food market. It’s a mix of scientific chips and a plants possess natural development to create what’s becoming known as synthetic fresh food. Food now is lacking in many nutrients and its ripe shelf life is significantly reduced.

Fruit now, such as fruit recognized as a vegetable – such as tomatoes are usually picked well under developed and unripened and stored until they are required often for weeks at a time. Ethylene gas is often used to ripen fruit when it’s necessary for sale in Supermarkets.

From the minute a seed is planted in the ground it’s subject to dozens of artificial additives to improve growth and to kill weeds and pests. Chemical based fertilisers, Pesticides, Herbicides and Fungicides are pumped to cropping land to the stage soil microbes, earthworms and other insects and animals are pushed from a soil preventing the natural cycle of organic matter breakdown that becomes the standard feed resource for plants.

Depending on the legislation in the country the food has been grown the seed itself might well be a synthetic form of a natural plant with different DNA added or removed to improve a particular growth trait.

The only way we could get actual fruit and vegetables is to search for heirloom seed producers and grow as much of our own vegetables and fruit in our garden as we can.

Seems rather ironic that Science is creating artificial techniques to feed an expanding world and in the process half of the food is thrown out from waste.

Organic Farming is a huge, ethical sector where the emphasis is placed on creating a healthy viable harvest to deliver to a consumer marketplace with less emphasis on the profit margin. That isn’t to say Organic Farmers don’t search for and attempt to turn a profit. All business should run over the bottom line, but with Organic Farming the gain is made as a consequence of focusing on offering a quality, ethical customer focused product, not profit regardless of quality or ethical practices.

To guarantee you’re purchasing quality organically grown vegetables and fruit consider these important points:

      • If possible purchase direct from the grower.
      • Look for Certified Organic growers or processors.
      • Look for Organic Food swap and sharing classes in your town. If there’s none consider starting one.
      • Avoid purchasing fruit and vegetables not grown in the neighborhood area. The additional food must travel the more likely it’s to be treated synthetically to endure the trip or artificially ripened when it reaches its destination.
      • Synthetic Fresh Fruit and Vegetables are developed to provide specific flavor and shape quality into a demanding consumer market. Smooth fruit without a odd shapes looks fine on the shelf but not if contour is at the detriment of organic nutrients and a general enduring excellent product.