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Q. Read the following passage
It’s Beginning to Bite
In these trying times, when buying ordinary food stuff can burn a hole in your pockets, comes the news that can actually help us save some hard cash when we go out to shop the next time. According to a Stanford University study, a first of its kind in the world, there is no evidence to suggest that there are more nutritional benefits from expensive organic food than those grown by conventional methods. The researchers add that there is no difference in protein and fat content between organic and conventional milk and the vitamin count is similar in both types. The only benefit is that organic foods are not contaminated with pesticides but then before you chew on that plate of organic okra with roti made from organic wheat, they are not 100% pesticide free either. In India, organic food has been growing at 20-22% and the export market is valued at Rs. 1,000 crore. Obviously, the study is not good news for that sector and for people who are big on organic food.
In India, eating organic food is more of a style statement than due to health worries because the stuff is expensive. But people who can, do indulge in not only organic vegetables but even organic eggs laid by ‘happy hens’, who are allowed to roam around freely whereas ‘unhappy hens’ are kept in coops. Then there are companies that have installed music channels in their cowsheds and the milk from those sheds are sold at a marked up price since it has more nutritional value because the animals are happy thanks to lilting 24x 7 music. We don’t know yet any farmer using music to improve his crop quality, but then you never know: plants are known to respond to music.
Why such pickiness about food? These days, the huge number of TV shows and articles that we see and read on food provide bread and butter for the specialist. But instead of decoding food, its sources and what has gone into growing it, isn’t it much better to enjoy what’s on the plate?
(Adapted from The Editorial, The Hindustan Times)
Answer the following questions choosing the correct option from those given:
a) ‘Burn a hole in your pocket’ means;
i) Wearing trousers with a hole in them
ii) Spending a large amount of money
iii) Becoming poor because of spending
iv) Keeping hot food stuff in your pocket
b) According to Stanford University study, organic food in relation to conventional food is
i) less nutritious
ii) more nutritious
iii) very conventional
iv) as nutritious
c) The study will not be welcomed by
i) farmers of conventional food
ii) makers of pesticides
iii) all sectors
iv) exporters of organic food
d) We can save some hard cash by
i) buying organic food
ii) stop buying organic food
iii) going to the shop
iv) not buying food with pesticides
e) In the second paragraph, what is the author’s attitude to people who eat food sourced from ‘happy’ animals?
i) He is happy with them
ii) He is unhappy with them
iii) He is laughing at them
iv) He wants crops to be grown similarly.
f) The word ‘Contaminated’ means
ii) For adults
iv) Not healthy
g) The word ‘pickiness’ in the passage means
i) Picking something
ii) Being choosy
iv) To select
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