Top Reasons To Buy Organic

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Choose Healthy, Tasty Food

Research form Newcastle University suggests that switching to a diet of organic fruit, vegetables, and cereals provides 20-40% more antioxidants. Additional studies indicate that organically grown food has higher amounts of vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron; all nutrients vital for healthy, functioning bodies. 

Protect Your Family's Health

Food choices you make now can have a major impact on your child's health. Children can be up to 164 times more sensitive than adults to at least eight widely used cancer-causing pesticides found in food. Exposure to toxic chemicals has been linked to the development of ADHD, allergies, asthma, and autism in children. Pesticides likewise have been implicated in birth defects, behavioral problems, nerve damage, and genetic mutations. Organic food is produced without the use of toxic pesticides and is a safer alternative for everyone. 

Preserve the Environment

Pest management practices in organic farming protect wildlife, promote biodiversity, and work to improve and maintain native ecosystems. Organic farms support larger populations of beneficial organisms such as bees, other pollinators, and songbirds! Organic farming also centers on soil fertility - preserving the soil now and for future generations guarantees a sustainable food supply. These methods conserve water and protect our rivers from harmful chemical runoff that can decrease fish populations and create ocean dead zones. 

Stop the Spread of GMOs

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not allowed in organic production. A large and growing body of research shows that GMOs can be toxic, allergenic, and less nutritious than their natural counterparts. Studies indicate that GMOs can disrupt the ecosystem, damage vulnerable wild plant and animal populations, and harm biodiversity. Help stop the uncontrolled biological experiment by buying organic. 

Build the National Economy

Organic farms have higher operating profits than the U.S. average for all farms. Data from the USDA shows that 78% of organic farms have plans to maintain or increase organic production levels over the next five years. In a time when farmland is decreasing and the family farmer is struggling, the organic sector continues to aid in revitalizing America's rural economy and national food system by providing jobs and preserving farmland.

Support a More Fair Food System

Although organic foods might seem more expensive than conventional foods, conventional food prices do not reflect hidden costs that all consumers must bear. Billions of dollars are given annually in federal subsidies to conventional commodity of crop production. There are also costs associated with the regulation and testing of toxic pesticides. In the supermarket, a basket of conventionally grown produce may appear cheaper simply because it does not include all these hidden costs that are unknowingly borne by the taxpayer. On the other hand, the price of organic food reflects all the personal and wider public benefits of organic production methods. 

- CCOF 
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