It is getting easier and cheaper to choose organic food these days. As awareness of the effects of pesticide grows, it is in higher demand. There are still many skeptics who argue that’s it is nothing but a scam. Who is right, and is it possible to know the truth?
Organic food is grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, genetically modified organism (GMO), or ionizing radiation. It has to be approved and certified before being labeled as being organic. The farmer will have had followed all the rules and methods of organic agriculture to grow his crops. As we read the list of additives, it is not difficult to be immensely attracted to the organic choice!
Is it as simple as it seems?
Since toxic water, mixed with all these additives listed above, does not stay still but ends up in rivers and oceans, and because the rain is polluted, skeptics argue that no food is ever 100% organic. That may be true, but isn’t it still better than the full blown version?
Then, there is the wellbeing of Planet Earth to consider. Adding more and more pollutants incessantly is causing irreversible damages, so when you choose organic, it means you are doing something good for the planet too. Here is why organic is best:
- Think of Mother Earth
Synthetic fertilizers and pesticides are not just bad for us; they are damaging our environment dangerously! When you choose organic, it helps to stop the spread of toxic waste that pollutes our water and our land. Animal manure and compost are good sound alternatives, leaving healthier soil for the next crops. Because the soil is healthier and irrigated, organic food uses less water. You have to look at the big picture. When you choose organic, you are in turn, helping the farmers produce more. Organic means less footprint.
- Nutritional value
When you eat a traditional fruit or vegetable, you are ingesting far less nutrition than when choosing organic. When tested, it is shown that organic products contain higher antioxidant levels, more vitamin C, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium. The soil is the cause of this as it is a healthier soil that is nourished with sustainable standards. Even better, organic goods taste better!
- Pesticide residue
No matter how well you wash your food, there is always going to be some residue left. Some conventional farmers use up to twelve different types of synthetic pesticides! These have been linked to an array of nasty
health issues, that include cancer, autism, ADHD, and more.
- Say no to GMO
GMO is now forbidden in many countries; sadly it is still practiced in the US. When a product is genetically modified, it isn’t natural anymore as it has been artificially manipulated. In turn, cattle and chickens are fed with GMO. When you choose organic, you eliminate the dangers of eating such food.
Making the right choices
You want to make the right choice, but you have some questions and need more advice. Are you worried about pollution, recycling, and toxic waste? Come and have a chat with the friendly staff of Sunrise Sanitation Services. You will find us in West Virginia or Maryland. You can also give us a call, and it will be our pleasure to help you make the right choices. Our services pride themselves on being clean, fast, and efficient.