TOP REASONS TO GO ORGANIC
Going organic is good for both the earth and us. If you choose to lead an organic lifestyle for the benefit of Earth, you will simultaneously reap the rewards of good health. If you make the decision for your own benefit, you in turn ensure the health of the planet. We are tied to the earth and our connection to it is inescapable. It is but one of many reasons why we should all consider going organic. If you haven’t made the switch yet, let our top 7 reasons to go organic help you make your decision.
1 Organic Food is Simply Healthier
How your food is grown and raised can have a major impact on your mental and emotional health as well as the environment. Organic foods are pure and thus have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their mass-produced counterparts. That is why people with allergies to foods, chemicals or preservatives often find that their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only organic foods.
2 Organic Produce don’t make use of harmful chemical Pesticides and Herbicides
Chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides are widely used in conventional agriculture and their residue remain on (and in) the food when we eat it. Whilst organic food cannot claim to be pesticide free, they utilise natural repellents. Conventional foods have more synthetic pesticide residues that can harm your body.
3 Organic Produce is Better for Your Family
Another noteworthy benefit of organic food production is its stringent standards for production, handling and processing including growing methods and the use of preservatives. Harmful chemicals are more easily absorbed into a baby’s developing digestive tract, meaning it is even more important to prioritise an organic diet for young children. We firmly believe that choosing organic foods for your little ones during their formative years allows them to develop more holistically, leading to improved health, nourishment and immunity in the long run.
4 Organic Food is GMO-free
GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are plants whose DNA has been altered in an artificial way. This means that GMO products cannot and do not occur in nature! They are actually organisms that have been created in a laboratory using genetic modification and engineering techniques. Scientists, consumer groups and environmental groups have cited many health and environmental risks that come about from tampering with the way nature intended her produce to be.
In today’s supermarkets, we see that real, nutritious food has been replaced by supplements and other so-called “nutritionally enriched” foods. This means that a lot of what we are consuming today is no longer the product of nature but of food science. What a frightening thought!
5 Organic Food is Fresher
Organic food is typically fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives that make it last longer. Organic produce is often but not always (so keep an eye out for where it’s from) produced on smaller farms near where it is sold.
6 Organic Farming is Better for the Environment
Organic farming practices reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. Farming without pesticides is also better for nearby animals as well as people who live close to farms.
7 Organic Meat and Dairy Products are Richer in Nutrients
Organically raised animals are NOT given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal by products. Feeding livestock animal by products increase the risk of mad cow disease (BSE) and the use of antibiotics can create antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. Organically raised animals are given more space to move around and access to the outdoors, which help to keep them healthy. This results in more nutritionally rich meat and dairy products, in fact, results of a 2016 European study show that levels of certain nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, were up to 50 percent higher in organic meat and milk than in conventionally raised versions.