questionable chemical pesticides in produce.
To avoid antibiotic resistant bugs + antibiotics + hormones IF I decide to have meat.
To avoid human sewage, given that organic certifications ban the use of sewage
sludge. And yes, in case you are wondering, organic certifications are applied
in Lebanon by 2 bodies, check Libancer t and IMC for more info on that.
but now least, the advantage in Lebanon is that we all know someone who plants fruits and vegetables
at the comfort of their own homes, well at least I do. Better yet, we can plant
our own – my family already does that so I have no excuses not to have me some ‘better’
quality of the ‘same’ nutritious food.
The study was conducted abroad so I really don't know how much of it applies for crops and meats in Lebanon. However, it also suggested that levels of pesticides and antibiotics in non-organic foods are within safety limits. Well, no, I don't get that. If you can avoid crap then do so. Now no need to be a freak about it, it is OK not to have non-organic food from time to time; our bodies can handle cleaning crap. But with today's pollutants everywhere, I suggest we give this body more breaks - breaks from toxins, pesticides, antibiotics, dyes, additives and industrial/environmental/chemical crap!