Organic food is not only better and healthier for our health, but for the environment as well
The way food is produced could end up affecting sustainable diets, one of the more eco-friendly methods of food production is organic agriculture.
Organic is the term used to define the method agricultural products are grown and processed.
Australian organic produce is grown without using synthetic chemicals, fertilisers, or GMO’s
Some benefits of organic food are:
Organic food = less exposure to chemicals
Organic food reduces your exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides as they are not used during production.
Organic produce is always fresh from the farm
Organic food is often fresher, it does not contain any preservatives that prolong shelf life.
Organic farming is better for animals and the environmentOrganic farming is better for the environment as its practices involve less pollution soil erosion, and energy. Eliminating the use of pesticides in farming also benefits nearby birds and animals and people who live close to farms.
Organic food is GMO-free
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) foods are plants whose DNA were altered in ways that do not occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.
Organic farming supports pollinatorsHerbicides and Pesticides do not differentiate between good and bad bugs, it simply kills them all. In order for there to be life on earth we need to maintain a certain level of biodiversity; this includes everything from the biggest mammals to the tiniest of insects. Organic farming practices healthy growing techniques that aim to maintain that necessary level of biodiversity.
Organics support a healthier farm lifestyle and a healthier community
Growing food organically does not harm the surrounding community in which it’s grown. Unlike non-organic practices, organics keep toxins out of the air, out of the drinking water and out of the soil. Farmers aren’t exposed to herbicides and pesticides all day; and if food is bought at the market where it’s grown, it reduces transportation costs and emissions.
Organic foods are often more nutrient rich
Organic foods get their nutrients straight from healthy, rich, organic dirt. If the dirt is healthy then there should be no need for fertilizers. Non organic crops get their nutrients from synthetic fertilizers made from fossil fuels. Years of not replenishing the soil with organic matter forces farmers to add synthetic fertilizers. This leads to nutrient deficient crops grown from the same thing that fuels our cars. We’ll let you make up your own mind on this one.
Keep our children and future safePutting our money where our mouths are is a powerful decision to make in the food industry market in Australia. Spending dollars in the organic sector is a direct vote for a sustainable future for the many generations to come.