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What is Organic Food?

Organic food is food produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. Standards vary worldwide, but organic farming features practices that cycle resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Organizations regulating organic products may restrict the use of certain pesticides and fertilizers in the farming methods used to produce such products. Organic foods typically are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or synthetic food additives.

Our physical and mental well-being is inseparable from a healthy and balanced diet. Our body is such a delicate and refined mechanism that it is essential to put consciousness into what we eat.

Everyone must find their balance, their well-being, some foods can be beneficial for some people and not for others. Indeed, the physical constitution, the personality, the emotional experience counts for prescribing food.

Eat as much fresh organic food as possible.

In general, organic products have much less pesticides and it is therefore possible to eat organic fruits and vegetables with the skin, it is important because the skin contains many good things nutritionally.

To buy organic is also to privilege and support an agriculture and a way of life which respects the environment.

Organic restaurants

Organic restaurants present amazing opportunities for organic farmers, restaurant owners, organic handlers and the organic community as a whole.

While purchasing organic food can cost a restaurant more than purchasing conventional food, consumers are willing to pay that extra cost to eat in an environmentally-friendly manner. Surveys show that consumers will cut costs elsewhere in order to afford organic food.

One green dining survey found that most consumers are willing to pay more at restaurants that serve organic and locally grown food. In total, 65% of consumers noted that they would be willing to pay 10% more to dine at a green restaurant. In the same survey, a full one-fifth said they'd pay more than 10% more in order to eat green.

More and more people don't want "just a job" — they want employment that makes a real difference for their community and the world at large. Organics do make a major difference, and one of the rewards for restaurants can be happier, more productive employees.

See our list of organic shops and restaurants in Japan.

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