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Food Movement Glossary



Products that are created via standard practices accepted by the agriculture industry are often called “conventional.” This isn’t an official term, but it implies that the product did not undergo any special production or certification process, which means it may include pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, or genetically modified traits. It may also have been produced with agribusiness practices like use of synthetic fertilizers and

Example of Conventional:

Unlike organic growers, conventional farmers uses chemical pesticides that are subsidized by the government. Many people in the past, uses this farming technique as it is cheaper and easier compared to other standards that are being put up by recent certification bodies of the agricultural departments.
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Did You Know?
It takes 40 days for most Americans to earn enough money to pay for their food bill for the entire year. In comparison, it takes 139 days for the average American to earn enough money to pay their taxes!