Saturday, August 22

Top 10 Reasons to Eat Organic, Even if it Isn't More Nutritious

Planet Green posted a wonderful post by Cara Smusiak about eating organic foods that is worth the read.

Top 10 Benefits of Eating Organic:

  1. Waterways aren't contaminated by chemical run-off from farms.
  2. Pesticide-related health risks to farm workers (and anyone living in the area) are eliminated.
  3. You will dramatically reduce the amount of pesticide residue you ingest on a daily basis. Pesticides ingested by pregnant women may be linked to birth defects and health issues.
  4. Biodiversity is increased with the use of buffer crops, and by avoiding killing or harming insects and other wildlife that is not a threat to crops.
  5. Pesticides are responsible for a staggering amount of greenhouse gas emissions.
  6. Reduced reliance on chemical and agri-engineering corporations is good for farmers.
  7. Organic farming is healthier for the soil.
  8. Organic dairy cows are not injected with milk-boosting hormones such as recombinant bovine somatotrophin (rBST)—which may increase insulin levels in humans.
    Organics taste better. It's just my humble opinion, but I've noticed a difference in the taste of strawberries, peaches, grapes and leafy greens, so if you're still skeptical, I dare you to put your faith in conventionally grown foods to the test.

Read the whole post here


marina villatoro said...

All are such valid reasons! Now that I'm in Guatemala there are absolutely no organic options. None, it's crazy!
I bought a bunch of veggie wash from Costa Rica and we wash like crazy!

Zach said...

Most of these benefits I was not even aware of! Very Interesting!