Why Eat Organic Foods? Organic food was the only option for thousands of years. Non-organic food contains pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, genetically-modified foods, and more not discovered. Take a hard look at organic, you may find it the best option. We believe.
Here are 17 important reasons to eat organic food:
1. GMO’S & Environment | Why Eat Organic Foods
Genetically-modified foods were unleashed, literally on the environment and the public by corporations like Monsanto without prior testing to determine their safety. In other words, eating genetically-modified foods (which most people eat in in large amounts) is participating in a long-term, uncontrolled experiment. Choose organic to opt out of this cruel experiment by not eating any foods that are GMO.
2. Health Threat of GMO | Why Eat Organic Foods
More and more research is verifying the health threat of genetically-modified food. The results range from intestinal damage, allergies, liver or pancreatic problems, testicular cellular changes, tumors, and even death in the experimental animals. If GMO is anything like most issues you won’t know the whole story for many years. For more information, read the excellent books by Jeffrey M. Smith Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette. Eating third-party certified organic foods or those that are guaranteed to be grown from organic seed helps protect you from the health consequences of GMOs.
3 & 4. Potential Health Risks of Eating GMO Foods. (4 for emphasis)
5. Children’s Brains Susceptibility
They’re supportive of growing children’s brains and bodies. Children’s growing brains and bodies are far more susceptible to toxins than adults. Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and genetically-modified organisms, both of which have a relatively short history of use (and therefore safety). Should our children be part of an experiment?
6. Organics Higher in Nutrients
In study after study, research from independent organizations consistently shows organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods. Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium.
Keep reading to learn how organic food is better for the environment…
7. Pesticides Pollution of Drinking Water
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that pesticides pollute the primary drinking source for half the American population. Organic farming is the best solution to the problem. Buying organic helps reduce pollution in our drinking water. Check this… Why Organic?
8. Sustainability of Organics | Why Eat Organic Foods?
Organic food is earth-supportive (when big business keeps their hands out of it). Organic food production has been around for thousands of years and is the sustainable choice for the future. Compare that to modern agricultural practices that are destructive of the environment through widespread use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers and have resulted in drastic environmental damage in many parts of the world.
9. Organic Farms Sustain Family Farmers
Organic food choices grown on small-scale organic farms help ensure independent family farmers can create a livelihood. Consider it the domestic version of fair trade. Family Farms Forever
10. Organics Taste Better | Why Eat Organic Foods?
Most organic food simply tastes better than the pesticide-grown counterparts. Certainly it looks better without all waxes etc that is used on conventional food. Organic Foods are Tastier
11. Organics has no gas-ripening | Why Eat Organic Foods?
Organic food is not exposed to gas-ripening like some https://organichangout.com/why-eat-organic-foods-family/non-organic fruits and vegetables (like bananas).
12. Organic farms are safer for farm workers. Research at the Harvard School of Public Health found a 70% increase in Parkinson’s disease among people exposed to pesticides (Isn’t that awful). Choosing organic foods means that more people will be able to work on farms without incurring the higher potential health risk of Parkinson’s or other illnesses.
13. Organics Support Wildlife Habitats
Organic food supports wildlife habitats. Even with commonly used amounts of pesticides, wildlife is being harmed by exposure to pesticides. Mother nature thanks you for it. Lessons Learned: Biodiversity & Birds on Organic Farms – Oregon Tilth
14. Organics May Reduce Cancer | Why Eat Organic Foods?
Eating organic may reduce your cancer risk. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30% of insecticides potentially cancer-causing. It is reasonable to think that the rapidly increasing rates of cancer are at least partly linked to the use of these carcinogenic pesticides. Organic foods: A healthier option to avoid cancer?
15. Organics Lessens Exposure to Antibiotics…
Choosing organic meat lessens your exposure to antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and drugs that find their way into the animals and ultimately into you. Organic Produce Reduces Exposure to Pesticides, Research Confirms
16. Organics Tried & Tested | Why Eat Organic Foods?
Organic food is tried and tested. By some estimates genetically-modified food makes up 80% of the average person’s food consumption. Genetic modification of food is still experimental. Avoid being part of this wide scale and uncontrolled experiment.
17. Organics Supports Biodiversity
Organic food supports greater biodiversity. Diversity is fundamental to life on this planet. Genetically-modified and non-organic food is focused on high yield mono-culture and is destroying biodiversity. Conservation and Biological Diversity in Organic Production
Summary | Why Eat Organic Foods?
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