Why Organic?

10 Good Reasons to Be Eating Organic

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Written by Organics

1.   Your own and future generations will enjoy a healthier lifestyle

By buying organic products, you essentially encourage farmers and businesses to produce them.

2.   You can be sure that the costs of ‘real food’ are not hidden by costs of chemicals

When pricing the food and products, all the expenses in making the foods go into consideration. Pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals that are used on conventional crops, may make your food not only a health hazard but more expensive as well.

3.   An organic guarantee is a guarantee for life

Organic producers commit to purer and higher quality products and food. Their processes are monitored thorough to make sure the standards are met.

4.   The water we drink, and our animals and pets drink, will be clearer and purer

Farms and corporations like Monsanto, use chemicals to grow the crops. During rain or storms, these chemicals sometimes run off into nearby sewers, rivers, lakes, and farms. Thus polluting and poisoning our environment and us.

5.   You can really TASTE organic food and its better for you!

Imitations are never as good as the real thing. Raw organic food will always be more delicious and better for your health.

6.   Your plates don’t become edible chemistry sets

Many foods today contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. GMOs have not been thoroughly tested and have been linked to many health issues. By consuming these products, you are essentially volunteering to be a lab test animal.

7.   Organic food production helps reduce global warming, as it uses less energy

The conventional way of growing our organic food does not use fancy equipment or complicated processes. In general organic food production will use less energy and thus help save our environment.

8.   Less chemical fertilizers and pesticides reduce harmful soil erosion

Fertilizers and pesticides can contribute with soil erosion. Due to human activity, these unnatural processes destroy top soil faster than we can replace it.

9.   Buying organic means helping organic farmers

Organic farmers are being pushed out of the business, and they are becoming very rare. By buying organic products you can support these organic farmers. As our demand for organic food increases, so will the number of organic farmers.

10. Biodiversity is enhanced

Organic farming increases the fertility and quality of soil. In turn, this increases biodiversity among plant and animal life. Farms which use chemicals actually contribute to the extinction and decline of many species, due to the fact that they are toxic. Organic farming enriches our natural world.

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  • rebeccagavin

    This is just downright disingenuous and false. In the first place, mounting evidence shows that there is very little difference between organic and conventional produce. There is no nutritional difference and you are only 30% less likely to be exposed to pesticides. Organic farmers, following the USDA guidelines, are allowed to use pesticides. The fact that these pesticides are supposedly “natural” in origin, does not really mean anything because some of them (such as rotenone) are more toxic than newer synthetic ones, which are made to be less toxic. The use of fertilizers and pesticides, when used appropriately, actually bring down the cost of foods because they increase yield. With the world population predicted to exceed 9 million in about 50 years, the only way to increase production by way of organic farming, to feed everyone, would be to plow down more of the rain forests and use up more land for farming, which is not environmentally better for anyone. Someday, you should google the taste test that Penn and Teller did on their show. Not only could the majority of the testers not tell the difference, but 70% of the ones that said they preferred organic, actually thought the non-organic produce tasted better, and was thus organic. Further more, most organic food that you buy anywhere other than from the person who grew it, has been grown by a corporation, often in other countries (such as China) and flown in. There is no oversight, and no guarantee you are getting what you paid for. Instead of going point by point on this drivel, I would as your readers to think about their standard of evidence when they read articles on sites like this. You provide not one citation for all those claims. Not one. Organics is elitist. It is only because you ninnies have the means to afford to be picky about your food, that you have the luxury to whine about things that are not proven, but that are, in fact, disproved by evidence. Poor people in developing countries do not need to hear that perfectly good food is dangerous, and those of you with the time and money on your hands to spread around this woo laden nonsense, could do better things with your time and money. You could actually benefit someone other than your precious selves.

    • Rebecca,

      When you say “only 30% less likely exposed to pesticides”, even that in itself is a very large difference. Yes, organic farmers may use natural pesticides. Many people prefer these to their chemical counterparts. And yes, there are always some even natural options that can be harmful, but that doesn’t disprove the fact that for the most part, something created by nature will be much better than something that wasn’t.

      There are a lot of things that can bring the cost of food down, and believe me, the food companies are capitalizing on that on every penny. But that is not to save you money, or improve your health, it’s to sell more without regard for its affects to your health or the environment.

      There is more than enough open space and technology to create sustainable living. The problem is that many of these chemicals and non-renewable energy sources are destroying the very soil and contaminating the water. Oil seems like a great idea for energy as well, until we run out or they spill it into the ocean. Sustainable, pure and environment friendly options are something that’s for now and for the future.

      As far as sources for the article, if you took the time to read through the site, or look at the “share something” button you will be able to quickly tell that we allow users to share their information. We encourage people to provide their sources, but that is not always the case. Regardless, we still agree with most of the points made.

      As to your point as Organics being elitist – not all those who promote or choose to live healthier are elitists. It doesn’t take a lot of money to grow your own garden. Many “civilized” countries can actually learn from poorer countries and people who refuse to taint their gardens & farms with chemicals and GMOs, and are self-sustainable and evironment friendly. Sharing and letting others to share knowledge, is hardly “not beneficial”. Instead of judging others, you could have taken the time to provide some sources and hard evidence that may help prove your points.

      For now, buying & growing your own organic food or at least knowing where your food comes from is unfortunately the best way. Until money is not the primary concern for companies (which doesn’t seem like it will be anytime soon) , people themselves will have to do their best to stay healthy and stick together.

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