Advantages of Organic Food
people may wonder what are the advantages of organic food?
Most people are aware
that organic food are free from harmful pesticides
. But that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The benefits from farming, producing, and eating organic fruits and
vegetables are endless! Let me list a few advantages of organic food.
Farmers who practice organic farming maintain the
symbiotic relationship between the soil and plants, thereby reducing
waste and maximizing natural production.
They do so by rotating crops
, utilizing natural nutrients
from the waste products produced by farm animals
, and sustaining
the natural ecosystem by not stripping the top soil of its
Organic Farming is VERY Eco-friendly
Adding on to the first point, organic farming does not disrupt the
natural ecosystem found in the soil.
To us, dirt may seem, well, like
A pile of dust, mud, and pebbles. But that is hardly the case.
Untouched and unpolluted virgin soil is rich rich in minerals and,
therefore, rich in nutrients.
The natural ecosystem supports families of various
that provide the needed environment for the plants
such as herbicides, insecticides,
pesticides, and inorganic fertilizers interrupt and destroy this
delicate micro ecosystem, and strips the soil of the natural minerals.
Once this happens, the soil can no longer act as the nutrient-rich
provider, and instead relies on humans for artificial nutrients.
To make matters worse, oftentimes these soil "enhancers" are not even locally made,
but are instead trucked over from far off places, thereby adding to the
carbon foot print.
Moreover, by using harmful chemicals, humans are
creating more work for themselves.
Silly isn't it?
The many advantages of organic food
Going back to the main point, the now barren soil can no longer
share its once-abundant nutrients with the plants, which in turn grow
malnourished, and become more susceptible to disease, drought, and
Bottom line: using harmful chemicals destroy nature's natural
balance of taking care of the soil and plants, and in the end creates
more work for humans.
So in the end, opting for the organic path, in a way,
saves us more time and creates less work for us down the road.
Organic Option Emits Less Pollution
That's right. By not using herbicides or pesticides which have been
known to have noxious effects not only on the health of the farmers
harvesting the crop, but also on the consumers, organic farming
contributes to a safer and healthier environment for everyone.
More Advantages of Organic Food. Organic Farming Does Not Pose Health Risks
Advantages of Organic Food- If you have to get suited up to apply this
pesticide, do you really want to be eating the food that is on the
receiving end of this chemical?
One of the chief concerns against using insecticides
` are the harmful effects, both known and unknown, that
the chemicals may cause on our health.
In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors the
sales and use of herbicides and pesticides. They make sure that the
chemicals that farms and companies use on their products are within the
safety threshold, ensuring the safety of the general public.
However, the EPA
, is by no means perfect. They still allow
the use of questionable chemicals that are known to have noxious
effects. Take for instance, the organic compound Atrazine, which is
found in many herbicides used to rid grassy weeds in major crops.
compound is extremely effective and relatively inexpensive, and is
therefore the weapon of choice for numerous farmers across the US, and
Trouble arose when various non-EPA sponsored studies linked atrazine
with hormonal damages
in the wildlife, including amphibians,
fish, and reptiles.
In one study, atrazine has been found to produce
hormonally confused frogs, which bear "both male and female sex organs."
In fact, a recent
study by the US Geological Survey
confirmed initial findings that
low levels of atrazine (levels that have been approved by the EPA) does
in fact affect the reproduction of fish. [Source]
Some studies have linked atrazine
with human birth defects
and endocrinological problems such as menstrual problems.
additional studies establishing adverse effects of atrazine on humans
need to be done to offer stronger evidence, studies showing the
implications of atrazine on animals are enough to keep me away from
Organic Provides Health Benefits
Although some critics may argue otherwise, studies have shown that
organic food tastes better and possesses far more nutrients
say, conventionally grown food.
By growing the plants on mineral and
organic-matter rich soil that hasn't been stripped of its nutrients or
contaminated with nitrogen and pesticide, farmers are able to yield
fruits and vegetable that are high in nutrients and richer in flavor.
Organic Supports Local Farmers
By purchasing organically
you're not only helping your family, but also supporting your local
farms and encouraging them to continue bringing us the freshest produce
to the marketplace.
Organic Farming Encourages More Organic Food!
Your support will encourage the production of more
food, and will play a pivotal role in putting pressures on other
farms to do the same.
Given all these reasons and advantages of organic food, why not go natural?
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