Are organic tomatoes better?
A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE finds that tomatoes grown on organic farms were about 40 percent smaller than conventionally grown tomatoes. The upside? They pack more of a nutritional punch. The researchers found the organic tomatoes had significantly higher levels of vitamin C, sugar and lycopene.
Do tomatoes need to be organic?
Tomatoes are expensive enough without the added organic premium. According to Mint, organic produce costs so much more because today’s large conventional farms enjoy economies of scale and subsidies that smaller organic farms can’t exploit.
What is the difference between organic and GMO tomatoes?
GMO or genetically modified organism is the product of a laboratory procedure which involves artificial combination of differing genes. Organic is the description for products which were not processed and yielded through chemical-free fertilizers and pesticides.
How do you grow organic tomatoes?
Choose a growing location with full sun (at least 6 hours of sun) and a soil pH between 6.2 and 6.8. If soil is cold, heat it up by covering with landscape fabric or black plastic mulch. Soil temp should be at least 60F (15.5C) in the daytime. Amend the garden soil in the planting hole with organic matter and calcium.
Is there a difference between organic and non-organic?
Organic foods are grown or farmed without the use of artificial chemicals, hormones, antibiotics or pesticides. Whereas, non-organic foods are produced in the conventional way which includes the use of artificial chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, drugs, etc.