Organic – Top Five Reasons Why It’s the Way to Go!
Reduce Potential Health Risks
Many chemicals sprayed on fruits and vegetables were EPA-approved before thorough research was conducted. We now know that the EPA considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30% of insecticides as being potentially cancer-causing. What is more, these chemicals act as estrogen disruptors in the body and wreak havoc on our endocrine systems (see Alligators).
Protect Future Generations’ Health
The average child receives four times more exposure to at least eight widely used cancer-causing pesticides than adults do. Through consumer demand, we are all able to impact our children’s futures.
Protect Water Quality
Water makes up 75-85% of our body mass and covers ¾ of our planet. Despite the importance of clean drinking water, the EPA estimates that over three quarters of the United States’ ground water is contaminated with pesticides, polluting the primary source of drinking water for more than half the American population.
Support Soil Health
Organic farmers place healthy soil quality at the top of their priority list. When you think about it, soil is growth medium to which our veggies arise – the nutrients in the soil contribute to the nutritive value of our food supply.
Holy crap! If you’ve ever eaten organic celery or carrots at the height of their season, you’ll know that of which I speak!