Why Organic?

After eating “healthy” for a few years and deciding to go completely “organic” , I was presented with a land rush of questions by my friends. “You’re eating all that healthy stuff already, what’s the point of eating only organic?” Well,  the truth is, I was not eating as healthy as I thought I was.

Organic vs non-organic products

Here are the facts:

  • The vegetables that majority of the people have access to in the cities are polluted by chemicals. Not only that, a lot of them contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
  • The majority of the meats bought by consumers are from animals deprived of space, fed hormones/steroids and various anti-biotics. The animals are fed lowest grade quality food to save money.
  • Due to millions of products containing deceptive and hard to decipher labels, it’s nearly impossible to tell if what you are eating is really healthy.
  • Non-organic products generally contain lower quality ingredients and substitutes.

On the other hand, here’s are organic product facts:

  • Organic products labeled (USDA organic) are thoroughly monitored to meet regulations.
  • Animal welfare is a priority.
  • Organic livestock is fed 100% organic feed. They are free of hormones, steroids and antibiotics. Animals have access to pasture throughout the grazing season.
  • Organic food is toxic persistent herbicide and pesticide free.
  • Production of organic products is more efficient and environment friendly.
  • Organic products have lower levels of pollution.

Source: http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELPRDC5082660






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