Top 10 reasons to buy organic
- Organic food tastes great!
It's common sense — well-balanced soil grows strong, healthy plants that taste better.
- Organic food is more nutritious.
On average, organic food contains higher levels of vitamins, minerals and important phytonutrients.
- Organic food is safer.
Studies show that children who switch to an organic diet dramatically reduce the level of pesticides in their bodies.
- Organic standards prohibit toxic chemicals.
Neurotoxic solvents, carcinogenic fumigants and genetically engineered organisms are strictly prohibited in organic food production.
- Organic standards are humane.
Organic animals are guaranteed access to sunshine and fresh air outdoors and enjoy a 100 percent pure, organic diet. They're never given artificial hormones or unnecessary antibiotics.
- Organic farms protect water quality.
By eliminating toxic chemicals and building the health of the soil, organic farmers prevent chemical run-off.
- Organic producers protect biodiversity.
Organic farmers use scientific seed selection techniques and seed saving to preserve biodiversity and develop new varieties for local microclimates.
- Organic farmers increase food security.
Most organic farms are small, family farms under 100 acres, and many save their own locally adapted seeds, suitable for local microclimates.
- Organic methods are critical for climate control.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture determined that organic farming methods produce soils that sequester more carbon than no-till farm systems.
- Organic can feed the world.
Scientists and civic leaders in 57 nations have agreed that agroecological methods — not biotechnology — are the best hope for feeding a growing population.