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Benefits Of Buying Organic

What does the term “organic” mean exactly? Organic refers to the way foods are grown and processed. For example, our organic produce is grown with natural fertilizers, weeds are controlled naturally, and pests are controlled with natural methods and naturally derived pesticides. On the other hand, conventionally-grown produce is grown with synthetic or chemical fertilizers, weeds are controlled with chemical herbicides, and pests are controlled with synthetic pesticides. 

What are the benefits of buying organic foods? 

  • Choosing organic can have a positive impact on mental and emotional health, as well as physical health benefits. 
  • Organic produce does not contain chemical pesticides or chemical fertilizers, therefore it does not contain any elements of toxic chemicals.
  • The use of natural techniques produces safer and healthier final food products. This results in healthier people, better nourishment, and a better living environment for both people and animals. 
  • Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain pesticides and is often produced on small, local farms.
  • Studies have shown that organic options contain more antioxidants. This is because organic foods are free of foreign chemicals that normally react with vitamins, organic compounds, and minerals which lower the positive impacts of antioxidants in food products. 
  • Organic farming tends to be better for the environment. Organic farming practices can reduce pollution, conserve water, reduce soil erosion, increase soil fertility, and use less energy. 
  • Organically raised animals are not given antibiotics, growth hormones, or fed animal byproducts.
  • Organic meats and milk can be richer in nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Organic foods are free of genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs. This means that they do not contain DNA that has been altered in ways that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. 
  • Organic foods are rich in flavour. Apart from improved nutrition, the mineral and sugar structures in organic foods are tasty because the crops are given more time to develop. The use of environmentally-friendly agricultural production techniques results in better tasting organic food products.