10 Reasons to eat organic

1. Protect your children. Children’s growing brains and bodies are far more susceptible to toxins than adults. Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and genetically-modified organisms

2. Organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods. Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium.

3. Buying organic helps reduce pollution in our drinking water. Less chemicals in the production of our food means less of a chance of polluting our ground and surface water. Organic farming is the best solution to the problem.

4. Organic food is earth-supportive (when big business keeps their hands out of it). Organic food production has been around for thousands of years and is the sustainable choice for the future. Compare that to modern agricultural practices that are destructive to the environment through widespread use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers and have resulted in drastic environmental damage in many parts of the world.

5. Organic food choices grown on small-scale organic farms help to ensure , that independent family farmers can create a livelihood. Consider it the domestic version of fair trade.

6. Most organic food simply tastes better than the pesticide-grown counterparts.

7. Organic food supports wildlife habitats. Even with responsible use of pesticides, wildlife is being harmed by exposure to these chemicals.

8. Choosing organic meat lessens your exposure to antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and drugs that find their way into the animals and ultimately into you.

9. Cut Pollution and Wasted Energy: More energy is used to produce synthetic fertilizers than to cultivate and harvest crops.

10. Food is your best medicine. Many of today’s illnesses can be traced back to improper eating habits, nutrient-poor food and chemicals in what we eat. Scientists have proven in many studies that organic food choices have far superior nutritional quality than conventional food choices. Studies have also shown a link between foods grown with pesticides, and diseases and deaths for humans and animals.

With all that in mind, the choice seems clear: Choose Certified Organic.

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