Organic Foods – A Choice Worth Making!
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Do you value good, wholesome and sustainable organic food? Here are ten reasons you should.
- Avoid chemicals - Eating organically grown foods is the only way to avoid the cocktail of chemical poisons present in commercially grown food.
- Benefit from more nutrients - Organically grown foods have more nutrients—vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients—than commercially grown foods because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices and responsible standards.
- Better taste - Organically grown foods generally taste better because nourished, well balanced soil produces healthy, strong plants.
- Avoid GMOs - Genetically engineered (GE) food and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are contaminating our food supply at an alarming rate, with repercussions beyond understanding.
- Avoid hormones, antibiotics and drugs in animal products - Conventional meat and dairy are the highest risk foods for contamination by harmful substances. More than 90% of the pesticides Americans consume are found in the fat and tissue of meat and dairy products.
- Preserve our ecosystems - Organic farming supports eco-sustenance, or farming in harmony with nature.
- Reduce pollution and protect water and soil - Agricultural chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers are contaminating our environment, poisoning our precious water supplies, and destroying the value of fertile farmland.
- Preserve agricultural diversity - The rampant loss of species occurring today is a major environmental concern. It is estimated that 75% of the genetic diversity of agricultural crops has been lost in the last century.
- Support farming directly – Organic farms tend to be small family owned farms, not gigantic mega farms where the emphasis is on cost reduction and crop yield with little regard for quality, nutrition, or the environment.
- Keep our children and future safe - Putting our money where our mouths are is a powerful position to take in the $1 trillion food industry in America. Spending dollars in the organic sector is a direct vote for a sustainable future for the many generations to come.