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 than commercially grown foods because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices by responsible standards. Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients.
Enjoy better taste
Organically grown foods taste much better! Because well nourished, well balanced soil produces healthy, strong plants. This is especially true with heirloom varieties, which are cultivated for taste over appearance.
Genetically engineered (GE) food and genetically modified organisms (GMO) are contaminating our food supply at an alarming rate, with repercussions beyond understanding. Because organically grown food cannot be genetically modified in any way, choosing organic is the only way to be sure that foods that have been genetically engineered stay out of your diet.
Preserve our ecosystems
Organic farming supports eco-sustenance, or farming in harmony with nature. Preservation of soil and crop rotation keep farmland healthy, and chemical abstinence preserves the ecosystem. Wildlife, insects, frogs, birds, and soil organisms are able to play their roles in the tapestry of ecology, and we are able to play ours, without interference or compromise.
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. Certified organic standards do not permit the use of toxic chemicals in farming and require responsible management of healthy soil and biodiversity.
Preserve agricultural diversity
Genetically modified and non-organic food is focused on high yield monoculture and is destroying biodiversity. 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. For instance, consider that only a handful of varieties of potatoes dominate the current marketplace, whereas thousands of varieties were once available. Today, most industrial farms also grow just one crop rather than an array of crops on one piece of land. Crop rotation is a simple and effective technique used in organic agriculture to reduce the need for pesticides and improve soil fertility. Most conventional food is also extremely hybridized to produce large, attractive specimens, rather than a variety of indigenous strains that are tolerant to regional conditions such as droughts and pests. Many organic farms grow an assorted range of food, taking natural elements and time-tested tradition into account. Diversity is fundamental to life on this planet!
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