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10 Things You Need To Know About Organic Produce

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1. Potential health risks of eating GMOs. There is a large amount of food that most of us eat that has unregulated experiments with Genetically Modified food. Choose not to be a part of that experiment. 

2. Organic just tastes better. I know that this is subjective to each person. But I truly believe (and many others with me) that organic tastes so much better. 

3. Eating organic may reduce the risk of cancer. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers many of the chemicals used in non-organic farming to be potentially cancer-causing. Avoid these toxic chemicals and reduce your risk of cancer.

4. Organic still contains fewer pesticides than conventional. The fact is that we would never purposely drink or eat poison, but when you eat non-organic you are consuming a little at a time. 

5. Preserve our ecosystem. Organic food has been around for centuries. It is a sustainable eco-system and does not harm the surrounding environment. 

6. Reduce pollution and protect our soil. Unlike pesticides and other chemical used in non-organic farming, organic farming is safe for the soil and will allow the continual production of delicious and safe food.

7. Support farming directly. When you buy organic directly from small farmers you are supporting a small business. Not only are you eating healthy, but you are also supporting your neighbor and your community.

8. Keep our children and our future safe. Children are far more susceptible to pesticides and other chemicals used on unregulated produce. 

9. Organic has been tested for generations. Organic living was the only kind of living for many years. It was the only way of life before the onset of chemical interference with crops and genetic modifications of plants. Our ancestors only ate organic.

10. Organic produce is higher in nutrition. Many studies from independent organizations have resulted in proving that organic food is consistently higher in nutrients than non-organic food.

11. Buying Organic helps reduce pollution in drinking water. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has produced estimates that point to pesticides polluting much of America’s drinking water.

Do you eat Organic? What do you think?

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.

21 Comments

  • Aye to all! We do organic for our daily and thee dirty dozen and then try and do it for as much as is possible thereon after.

  • We do eat organic, but only the stuff from the farmer’s market. Can’t trust the grocery stores to label properly.

  • Our family tries to avoid GMO food, and we opt for organic whenever possible!

  • Oh don’t get me started on GMO’s! They make me so irritated and upset that they are allowed to pass as “healthy” foods. I try to grow as much of our own food as possible and then try to pick NON-GMO foods whenever possible. And yes, a lot of times that means Organic.

  • So many incredible benefits, though i have to admit that sometimes cost is an issue. When it’s not that bad, I’m all over it. but wowza, stock up the fridge and that’s a hefty pricetag in the WInter!

  • We try to grow a bunch of our own food so definitely organic for us! In the winter, though, sometimes the cost is prohibitive.

  • I think these are all really valid reasons, and are pretty much why we buy a lot of organic foods. If you can afford to buy organic, there is really no reason NOT to!

  • I pick up organic here and there, but should be doing more research before adding things to my cart. Things for this post!

  • I eat organic sometimes, but not all the time. It depends on the price and the type of food. Some are more worth it to me.

  • These are some wonderful tips, I try to buy as much organic as I can.. as long as it’s feasible. I’m hoping to start a garden soon too to help as well. Hopefully we can gravitate towards more organic slowly and surely!

  • I try to buy organic when I can afford to pay the extra costs. I also try to go to the Farmers Market to get our produce.

  • Great list and OH SO TRUE! We try and buy organic when we can!

  • These are great reasons! I already know how true it is that we need more organic elements in our diet. But I wasn’t so sure why it should be that way. This post is full of important facts and information. 🙂

  • We definitely do, we buy our produce organic. These are great reasons to add more to anyone’s lifestyle.

  • We always guy organic. It’s better for my family and for the environment. It’s definitely worth it to me.

  • This is a great list! I also buy my daughter organic baby food. It’s definitely worth the extra 10 cents per jar to make sure she is eating healthy foods.

  • I used to do the organic dirty dozen but it got to costly so unfortunately I am unable to do so. wish it was much more affordable or I think more of us would!

  • We buy organic sometimes, but not all the time. I’m just tired of the deceptive product labels.

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