Is organic really the way to go for the future of food production? This subject is not brand-new, and policymakers and food producers have hotly debated the topic for decades. In contrast, some data suggest that going organic will be necessary to ensure a brighter future on this planet. Other sources claim that going organic is just a marketing ploy to get us to pay more for items that are ultimately not that much better for our health or the environment. Average Joes have always sought clarity over this debate.
Organic food has been on the rise since it came into fashion; vegetables, fruit, grains, dairy and meat grown and processed using non-conventional methods not only tend to carry a hefty price tag, but are usually thought to be of higher quality and better for health, although production of organic food products may not be good for the environment.
Stressing the importance of diversifying the country’s export basket with various agro-products, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says Bangladesh could exploit the opportunity of exporting organic foods as those have huge demand in the global market.