Reason to Eat Organic

comeorgaOrganic products are healthier. They are free of persistent toxic residues from pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, antibiotics, additives and preservatives.

Furthermore, they do not have traces of anabolic steroids or hormones (STB) that can alter the biochemical balance in our bodies that is critical for children’s normal, healthy growth.

Organic products are more nutritious: Comparative tests based on common foods like fruits, grains and legumes show a higher concentration of dry matter and higher proportions of vitamins, proteins, sugars and minerals.

Organic foods are made with methods that do not alter their nutritional quality and are often handmade. The careful attention to detail in their production preserve the original flavors and the food tastes better.

orgalimentoOrganic products are normally distributed under fair trade principles, with medium and small scale producers (home gardeners, cooperatives) receiving a fair share of the final sale, which helps to create sustainability for rural communities.

Organic production avoids using transgenic varieties or irradiating their seeds, thereby preventing environmental damage and health risks. Instead, organic farming employs landraces, saving them from extinction. By practicing organic methods, environmental problems are not only avoided, but solved. Soil, water and the environment are protected and biodiversity is promoted with organic farming.

Organic cultivation practices are not aggressive to the environment and foods are produced with less energy, helping to reduce CO2 emissions.

Interesting facts:

Did you know that several European countries are incentivizing their farmers to change to organic production because it is more nature-friendly? They have even established a deadline after which farmers will only be able to plant organic crops.

Conventional crops are causing more cancer and allergies because of the high hormone and chemical content.

Organic producers generally set up ecological reserves on their farms that can occupy roughly between 20 to 30 per cent of the property.

An organic product must have international certification to be called organic. This certification process verifies whether the producer actually meets the established guidelines for organic, bio or ecological products. When purchasing a product that calls itself organic, you must ensure that it is properly certified.

Remember: when you purchase organic products, you are caring for the environment, ensuring that farmers are paid fairer prices, and nourishing your body with truly healthy foods that will not negatively affect our future.