Organic food...it is food that has been grown in a way that used no chemicals and which did not harm the environment in any way. Clearly, this means that one of the primary advantages of organic food is that it never does any sort of harm. This is unique in the world of modern agriculture with its heavy reliance on pesticides and herbicides instead of natural techniques that don't use poison.
Naturally, these advantages of organic food also mean that those who eat the foods grown in this way will never suffer any harm from ingesting them. This is one of the worst issues in the modern world - that some foods can actually become harmful because of the ways that they are grown!
Just consider that people may go to great lengths to eat their five fruits and vegetables each day and end up with health problems because of the chemicals used on these foods!
So, one of the chief advantages of organic food is that they don't hurt those who eat them or the environment in which they are grown. What else can be said about them? They tend to also taste better! It is interesting to note that most organic food is considered to be a bit on the "ugly side" when compared to non-organic produce.
This is because the chemicals used for commercial production tend to prevent things like natural mildews and pesky pests from taking up residence. Even though this "sounds" good, it means that the flawless red tomato or the perfect peach are soaked with chemicals in order to remain so attractive.
Because organic foods don't have these materials placed on them as they grow, they tend to end up with a much better flavor. Of course, this leads to another of the advantages of organic food, which is that it tends to be local rather than non-organic. Why? Because the organics are not grown for their beauty, they are less likely to transport well or do well if put into storage for a long time.
Most organic foods are best when eaten soon after they are harvested, and this means that most will actually remain within a reasonable distance of where they are grown.
So, organic foods come with some tremendous benefits that include earth friendliness, no risks of harm for those who eat them, they taste better, and they even reduce pollution created by transportation and distribution networks!
Food and wellness go together. Organic foods are produced without using chemicals and organic food is available for everyone who wants to grow and/or shop for it.
Certified Organic Foods- farms that meet the strict organic standards that the federal government inacted in the Organic Food Production Act of 1990.
Natural Healthy Choices For Kids Why is it so hard to make healthy food choices for our kids?
Return to "Going Green" from "Advantages Of Organic Food".