Planet Green posted a wonderful post by Cara Smusiak about eating organic foods that is worth the read.
- Waterways aren't contaminated by chemical run-off from farms.
- Pesticide-related health risks to farm workers (and anyone living in the area) are eliminated.
- 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.
- 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.
- Pesticides are responsible for a staggering amount of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Reduced reliance on chemical and agri-engineering corporations is good for farmers.
- Organic farming is healthier for the soil.
- 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