Monday, July 4, 2011

Reasons to Eat Organic

Image Courtesy of Simon Howden

I'm a big supporter of purchasing organic foods. Why, you ask?

1) Toxins. Toxins pollute soil and your body.

2) No GMO's. Certified organic foods cannot be genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Science suggests that GMO's can pose many significant health risks to your body and the ecosystem.

3) Support Your Local Farmer.  Buying from local farmers is an environmentally responsible choice, because you are not contributing to pollution caused by global transport of foods.  Why eat an apple from another state or country when you can buy it from your local farmer?  Check out your local farmers markets. Trust me, it even tastes better, and your body will thank you for it.

4) MYTH: Organics are More Expensive.  Large-scale food production tends to be cheaper because they are given government subsidies. And it may also be that the farmers who grow the food are not being paid a fair wage.

There are so many reasons to buy organic and these are just a few. Remember: You Are What You Eat!!!

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