Organic farming is based on a system of farming that mimics natural ecosystems and maintains and replenishes the fertility and nutrients of the soil. Organic production integrates cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster recycling of resources, promotes ecological balance and conserves biodiversity.
Much more nutritious
On average, organic food is up to 50% more nutritious in terms of vitamins, minerals and enzymes than products derived from intensive agriculture.
Does not contain chemically based pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides
More than 400 are routinely used in intensive agriculture whose residues remain no matter how much it is washed. These chemicals are increasingly being blamed for genetic mutations and cancer.
More climate friendly
Organic farming saves on the millions of tons of chemical fertilizers applied on conventional produce each year. It is often carried out by min-till methods, which help retain carbon and nutrients in the soil whereas with intensive agriculture the use of a conventional plough will release the carbon into the atmosphere adding to global warming.
Improves water quality and the safety of drinking water
Rainfall landing on crops will naturally carry a certain amount of soil and nutrients downstream. Whereas in intensive agriculture the addition of chemicals will pollute and damage the water quality.
Irradiation has been linked to reproductive problems, cancer, radioactive excrement, cellular damage, and genetic mutations.
The natural flavours are greatly preserved. In fact, nothing beats the superior and natural taste of organic products. Well-balanced soils produce strong, healthy plants that become nourishing food for people and animals.
The bottom line is that the safest, most nutritious, earth-friendly, untreated produce is organic. Organic produce respects the environment, has fewer toxicity-related health risks, and supports local economies. Choose organic, to support a healthy, clean planet, and put healthy, clean produce into you.