There are many tangible reasons why you should source and buy organically grown produce or fresh produce from your local Farmers Market. Below is a list of reasons to spur you on:
1) You avoid chemicals
The only way you can avoid the cocktail of chemical poison that is present in commercially grown food is to eat organically grown foods.
2) You benefit from more nutrients
Organically grown foods are planted on nourished soil managed with sustainable practices by responsible standards.
Hence, they have more nutrients—vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients—than commercially grown foods.
3) You enjoy a better taste
Organically grown foods generally taste better. Most of the soil on which they are planted. Well, balanced soil produces nourished, healthy, and strong plants. Heirloom varieties, which are cultivated for taste over appearance this greatly.
4) You avoid GMO
The rate at which genetically engineered (GE) food and genetically modified organisms (GMO) are contaminating our food supply is alarming and cause for concern, with repercussions beyond understanding. Organically grown food cannot be genetically modified in any way, and making this choice is the only way to be sure that foods that have been genetically engineered stay out of your diet.
5) You avoid hormones, antibiotics, and drugs in animal products
There are major concerns for consumers of conventional meat and dairy. As they are the highest risk foods for contamination by harmful substances. Some concerns are; growth of tumors, genetic problems, early onset of puberty, and genetic problems. Growth hormones in milk (rBGH or rBST) are genetically modified and have been directly linked to cancer, especially in women. Many experts and scientists have warned that the raging use of antibiotics in animal feed, like tetracycline and penicillin, will breed an epidemic that medicine has no defense against.
6) You help to preserve our ecosystems
Organic farming supports eco-sustenance or farming in harmony with nature. In addition to this, it helps to preserve the soil and crop rotation keep farmland healthy and chemical-free.
7) Abstinence preserves the ecosystem
Our ecology is preserved when wildlife, insects, frogs, birds, and soil organisms can play their roles in and we can play ours, without interference or compromise. Everything is in harmony with the natural order of ecology.
8) Reduce pollution and help to protect water and soil
Agricultural chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers are contaminating our environment, poisoning our precious water supplies, and destroying the value of fertile farmland. Certified organic farmers follow a standard that does not permit the use of toxic chemicals in farming and require responsible management of healthy soil and biodiversity.
9) You preserve agricultural diversity
One major cause for environmental concern is the increased loss of species seen today. Estimates that 75% of the genetic diversity of crops has been lost in the last century, which is very alarming. In a bid to produce seemingly large, attractive specimens, rather than a variety of indigenous strains that are tolerant to regional conditions such as droughts and pests, food has been extremely hybridized. Assorted range of food is grown on many organic farms, taking natural elements, and time-tested tradition into account. Diversity is vital to survival.
10) You keep our children and future safe
When you spend dollars in the organic sector you make a vote towards a feasible future for the many generations to come. Plus it's an great investment for a low-cost sustainable future is buying organic food.
When next it’s time to go shopping, let this be something to ponder on over and over, till you have no other reasons but to source fresh organic or locally grown produce from your local farmers.