Ten reasons to eat organic food from the Health Emporium
1. Avoid consuming toxic chemicals.
Pesticides are poisons designed to kill agricultural pests. However, only a fraction of the pesticides used actually reach their target pests. The rest simply pollute the environment, kill wildlife, endanger human health & end up in our water & in our bodies. Organic farming does not use chemical fertilisers, insecticides or herbicides. Natural methods are used to grow crops and maintain the health and fertility of the soil.
2. The organics at the Health Emporium are certified.
Certified organic produce has been approved by an independent body, such as NASAA or BFA, who give each organic product a certification number. The certifiers are monitored by the federal government?s quarantine & inspection service. This is your guarantee that what you are purchasing is organic.
3. Avoid being a genetic engineering experiment.
Only certified organic food guarantees that your family are not consuming genetically engineered food, as genetically modified organisms are not permitted under any circumstances in organic production.
4. Protect your children.
In the U.S.A. the National Academy of Sciences released a report in 1993. It is estimated that the average American child exceeds the environmental protection agency?s lifetime risk standard from pesticides in food by their first birthday. These chemical pesticides are also used in Australia.
5. Protect the environment.
Organic agriculture is a long ?term, systematic approach to growing food, with the ultimate goals of halting degradation of the soil and the environment, moving toward natural methods of agriculture, and re-establishing the balance of the environment. Organic farming is sustainable far into the future.
6. Support a true economy
Conventionally grown produce may appear cheap, but it has many hidden costs, such as public health expenditure, water contamination, fishery and bird losses, etc.
7. Avoid increasing the wealth of chemical companies.
While small farmers are struggling the large agricultural chemical companies, such as Monsanto & Union Carbide, are making billions of dollars in profit. The advent of genetic modification has forced farmers to use even more chemical pesticides.
8. Nutrient content of organics.
According to a report published by Firman e. Baer from Rutgers University organic vegetables show a significant increased amount of nutrients in comparison to inorganic vegetables.
9. All organic is free-range.
We are often asked, which is better, organic or free-range? All certified organic eggs, chickens & meats are free-range as well. So you are getting the benefits of free-range, with the additional reassurance of a certified organic diet for the animals, when you purchase organic.
The superior taste of organic food is why many top chefs request organic ingredients.