So Why Go Organic?
Organically grown food is produced using agricultural methods that achieve optimum quality fruits and vegetables without the reliance upon synthetic chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides. Organic farmers use practices such as composting, crop rotation, naturally occurring minerals for soil fertility, and mechanical, biological and cultural methods of pest control. By purchasing organically grown food you are supporting a system of agriculture that is not adding to the toxic synthetic substances polluting our eco system.
- To buy organic goods means:
- You are helping to reduce the amount of chemicals in the world, and in your body. Pesticides can have a xeno-estrogenic effect on our bodies, leading to ill health. The long term effects of residues may include permanent, irreversible damage to the central nervous system, cancer, disruption to the immune and endocrine systems.
- You are eating something that not only tastes better but contains more nutrition. The food is more likely to find things in their whole form and have less processing.
- You are helping the environment because your food is more likely to be produced locally, so has travelled less food miles.
- You are supporting many individuals in communities rather than big corporations.
Remember that organic food is nothing new - it has been done for thousands of years on the planet. The chemicals are the newcomers who have quickly destroyed soil structure and the health of the planet.