Why Eat Organically Grown Foods?

Our energy comes directly from what we eat. 
 That food, just like us, is a living thing.






The energy from our food comes from the sun and nutrients in the soil. The foods that we eat must be healthy in order for us to be healthy. It's simple really... When the food we eat is polluted, we become polluted. We carry that pollution in our bodies, a lot of it remains there and accumulates. Pollution in our bodies can even be passed on from generation to generation, from mother and father to children in various forms. Many scientists have confirmed this.

REASONS TO EAT ORGANIC 


It's healthy
On average; organic food contains higher levels of vitamin C and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and chromium as well as cancer-fighting antioxidants. Fresh organic produce contains on average 50% more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micro nutrients than intensively farmed produce.

Science says that it's good for you
On average, organic crops contained: 29.3 % more magnesium
27 percent more vitamin C
21 percent more iron
13.6 percent more phosphorus
26 percent more calcium
11 percent more copper
42 percent more manganese
9 percent more potassium
15 percent LESS nitrates

In crops such as spinach, lettuce, cabbage and potatoes, organically grown crops showed an even higher nutritional content.

No nasty additives
Organic packaged foods do not contain food additives that can cause health problems. Additives banned by the Soil Association (organic certifier) are hydrogenated fat, aspartame (artificial sweetener) and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Avoids synthetic pesticides
Over 400 synthetic chemical pesticides are routinely used in conventional farming and residues are often present both in and on conventionally grown food. Organically grown produce is not covered in a cocktail of poisonous chemicals. The average conventionally grown apple has 20-30 artificial poisons on its skin, even after rinsing.

Most Contaminated: The Dirty Dozen

The following fruits and vegetables topped the list of the consistently most contaminated, with eight of the 12 most contaminated foods. Among the top six were four fruits, with peaches leading the list, then strawberries, apples and nectarines. Pears, cherries, red raspberries, and imported grapes were the other four fruits in the top 12.

Among these eight fruits: Nectarines had the highest percentage of samples test positive for pesticides (97.3 percent), followed by pears (94.4 percent) and peaches (93.7 percent). Nectarines also had the highest likelihood of multiple pesticides on a single sample. 85.3 percent had two or more pesticide residues, followed by peaches (79.9 percent) and cherries (75.8 percent).

Peaches and raspberries had the most pesticides detected on a single sample with nine pesticides on a single sample, followed by strawberries and apples, where eight pesticides were found on a single sample. Peaches had the most pesticides overall with some combination of up to 45 pesticides found on the samples tested, followed by raspberries with 39 pesticides and apples and strawberries, both with 36.

Spinach, celery, potatoes, and sweet bell peppers are the vegetables most likely to expose consumers to pesticides. Among these four vegetables: Celery had the highest of percentage of samples test positive for pesticides (94.5 percent), followed by spinach (83.4 percent) and potatoes (79.3 percent).

Celery also had the highest likelihood of multiple pesticides on a single vegetable (78 percent of samples), followed by spinach (51.8 percent) and sweet bell peppers (48.5 percent). 

Spinach was the vegetable with the most pesticides detected on a single sample (10 found on one sample), followed by celery and sweet bell peppers (both with nine). Sweet bell peppers were the vegetable with the most pesticides overall with 39, followed by spinach at 36 and celery and potatoes, both with 29.

No Genetic modification (GMO)

Going organic is the only practical way to avoid eating genetically modified (GM) food. By buying organic food, you are supporting the mistrust of GMO's and doing your part to protest against them.

Reliance on drugs removed If you eat dairy or meat products, going organic has never been more essential to safeguard you and your family's health. Intensively-reared dairy cows and farm animals are fed a dangerous cocktail of antibiotics, hormones, anti-parasite drugs and many other medicines on a daily basis, whether they have an illness or not. These drugs are passed directly onto the consumers of their dairy produce or meat, which must be a contributing factor to diseases and antibiotic resistance.

Higher standards 

Organic food comes from trusted sources. All organic farms and food companies are inspected on a regular basis. Taste Organic produce simply tastes so much better. Fruit and vegetables full of juice and flavor, and there are growing varieties to try!

Good for the environment and wildlife 

Organic farms support and nurture our beautiful and diverse wildlife. Over the last thirty years, intensive farming in the has led to dramatic erosion of the soil, a fall of up to 70% of wild birds in some areas, the destruction of plants, and the near extinction of some of the most beautiful species of butterflies, frogs, grass-snakes and wild mammals.

The price of organic organic food is not really more expensive than intensively farmed foods

We pay for conventional foods through our taxes. We spend billions of dollars every year cleaning up the mess that agro-chemicals make to our natural water supply. Go organic for a genuine more cost-effective future. 

Know your produce

Did you know that A label with four digits indicates conventionally grown food using chemical pesticides. Labels with five digits starting with a # 8 indicates that the food is genetically modified (GMO). Labels with 5 digits starting with a #9 indicate that the food is organically grown without chemical pesticides.



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