There are many good reasons all of us should eat organic foods and whole foods. This list is not necessarily the "TOP" 10 reasons, but they are 10 good reasons to eat organic.
#1. TREAT YOUR BODY LIKE A TEMPLE
As I've said before, you are what you eat. Nature designed these fruits and vegetables to provide all creatures with a source of nutrition that no laboratory can recreate. People take isolated vitamins and think they are doing the best thing for their health. In reality, as many studies have shown, when you try to isolate the vitamin from it's whole food source (or worse yet, create the vitamin in a test tube), you cannot come close to the complex biology of the nutrition from an actual plant or other whole food source.
#2. INCREASE AGRICULTURAL DIVERSITY
Eating organic helps preserve thousands of agricultural varieties not accommodated by industrial agriculture.
#3. CREATE BALANCED ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES
Growing foods without harsh pesticides allows nature's independent web of life to work together to further build the rich microbial ecosystems found in organic soils.
#4. WE HAVE CHOICES
All the pesticides, herbicides and fungicides go somewhere after agribusiness sprays them on food. They go into our water supply, the air we breathe and thus into our bodies.
#5. AVOID BEING A GENETIC ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT
According to the Center for Food Safety "70 to 75 percent of processed foods contain at least 1 genetically engineered ingredient." Only organic foods offer us the ability to sidestep the risks of genetically engineered food.
#6. CREATE A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
It only takes about 10 families eating organic to support one small-scale organic farm.
#7. BLOSSOM THE PLANET
Our farmland is a thin web of living earth blanketing the planet. It needs to be nurtured and protected.
#8. LEAVE A LEGACY FOR OUR CHILDREN
How do we expect to have 7 generations follow us if we do not provide them a healthy future?
#9. MAKE YOUR CONNECTION
You get a tangible and edible relationship with the living Earth every time you eat organic.
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These are just some of the many reasons to eat organicwhole foods. I know there are many more, but let's see what YOU think?
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