Today my friends I would like to talk about some of the reasons why I believe passionately that you should try to eat Organic foods. It is not only much healthier for your body but it is also considerably more humane and much more environmental friendly than conventional grown food. So go ahead and investigate why we should go to extra mile and eat organic food and why organic is so much healthier over conventional foods for all of us.
First lets define organic. Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.
Here are some very good reasons why Organic is better:
1. Synthetic Fertilizers: Fertilizers that synthetic and are used to optimize production of crops contributes to the death of our waterways. When synthetic fertilizers are spread on crops the plants do absorb some it but the balance of it runs off into our streams, lakes, rivers and eventually the ocean. Algae feed on these fertilizers and grow into blooms and these blooms consume huge amount of oxygen which choke out the fish and all the other marine life.
2. Antibiotic Resistance: Conventional farmers feed antibiotics routinely to their animals and at least 70% of those animals are completely healthy. What is happening is farmers are breeding antibiotic-resistant bacteria that becomes resistant to antibiotics by being exposed to them regularly over a long period. The weak bacteria die when exposed to antibiotics and the strong survive, which passes through the genes to the next generation. For example about half of the US meat and poultry is now contaminated by antibiotic resistant Staphylococcus bacteria. Feeding antibiotics to Organic farmers is prohibited by Federal regulations.
3. Contaminants and Pesticides: Pesticides are just one of dangerous contaminants in foods, we also have artificial coloring and synthetic dyes, flavoring, and genetically modified ingredients (GMO). This all causes Bt toxins to grow on our food and when you eat it you in turn put it in your body. None of this is allowed in Organic Food.
4. Health of our Farmers: Our conventional farmers literally live in a pesticide saturated environment. Among these farmers are their children, other family members, and employees which are all exposed to cancer causing carcinogens and many other serious health risks.
Considering this information you need to make a choice of what you want to feed your family. I firmly believe that it is a matter of life and death. Organic foods have gone down in price and you can buy many organic products at your local grocery store. I understand that your budget might be limited and not allow to always eat organic, but at least try to buy local harvest, your local farmers market, and natural, hormone free, and antibiotic free poultry, which is normally much safer! I hope you make the right choices! Remember our goal is to “Go Green”and “Save Our Planet Earth”!
Quote of the Day: Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished!