Making the right choices at the grocery store for both you and your family can often be a daunting task. There are so many products to choose from. Organic food only adds to the options. We know organic food is healthy for you, but its impact on the planet is much greater than you may realize.
Organic farming maintains healthy soil
Non-organic foods are sprayed with extremely toxic chemicals that kill everything other than the crop itself. This includes the living organisms that a plant needs to grow and make the soil nutrient rich. Once those organisms are killed off they are replaced with synthetic fertilizers made up from more toxic chemicals.
Organic food does not inhibit the growth of super strains
Nature always adapts. Spraying chemicals to kill bugs only makes them grow, adapt to overcome the toxins. There will always be something that eats the plant, and it will continue to grow and adapt until we no longer have control over it. The toxins we use will eventually become ineffective and plants and pests will become much more harmful.
Organic farming supports pollinators
Herbicides and pesticides do not differentiate between good and bad bugs, it simply kills them all. In order for there to be life on earth we need to maintain a certain level of biodiversity; this includes everything from the biggest mammals to the tiniest of insects. Organic farming practices healthy growing techniques that aim to maintain that necessary level of biodiversity.
Organic food supports a healthier farm lifestyle and a healthier community
Growing food organically does not harm the surrounding community in which it is grown. Unlike non-organic practices, organic food keeps toxins out of the air, out of the drinking water and out of the soil. Farmers are not exposed to herbicides and pesticides all day; and if food is bought at the market where it is grown, it reduces transportation costs and emissions.
Organic food is more nutrient rich
Organic foods get their nutrients straight from healthy, rich, organic dirt. If the dirt is healthy then there should be no need for fertilizers. Non-organic crops get their nutrients from synthetic fertilizers made from fossil fuels. Years of not replenishing the soil with organic matter forces farmers to add synthetic fertilizers. This leads to nutrient deficient crops grown from the same thing that fuels our cars.