10 Reasons to go Organic

In order for produce to be considered organic, it has to fall under certain production standards:  It is a heavily regulated industry that requires producers to obtain a special certification in order to market food as organic.  This ensures top quality and health conscious food for all consumers. 

     The use of pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted when producing organic produce.  Also, organic foods are never genetically modified, which guarantees they will contain higher levels of nutrients and antioxidants.

Top 10 reasons:

  1. Organic farming means healthy soil, and becaus soil is the foundation of the food chain, organic harvesters only practice techniques that are best for the ground we walk on.
  2. The “organic” certification ensures that the products were cultivated under strict standards and contain no toxins.
  3. Differences in the taste of organic food relies simply on the greater soil qualities from organic farming techniques.
  4. Organic production protects human health in the long run by avoiding such things as antibiotics that could have profound consequences for treatment of disease in humans.
  5. Organic agriculture is one way to prevent chemicals from getting into the air, soil and water.
  6. Organic farms conserve water resources.
  7. Organic farmers are leading the way for research in organic vegetation, focusing on ways to reduce toxins and minimize damage on the environment.
  8. The loss of a large variety of species is a pressing environmental concern, but organic farmers and gardeners have been collecting and preserving seeds and growing unusual varieties for decades.
  9. Almost every food category has an organic alternative.
  10. Organic agriculture minimizes children’s exposure to toxins in the soil.

Source: http://ota.com

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