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12 reasons why organic should be a shared choice!

Organic and biodynamic agriculture often suffer from various kinds of criticism. Those who argue that it is a fashion to those who think that organic has a cost that is not accessible to everyone.

Instead, we think it would be appropriate to have a broader vision of the issue and deeply analyse the long-term benefits.

Below we will explain 12 points that might convince you that organic is an ethical choice for our well-being and the planet's future.

  1. Eating organic helps reduce the risk of cancer: according to the findings of the US Food Protection Agency, most pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides used in conventional agriculture contain carcinogenic substances. It is reasonable to think that the rapid growth in cancer rate is at least in part to be related to these substances.

  2. Unlike products from industrial mass cultivation, organic products are not exposed to artificial ripening processes through gas, such as, for example, in the case of bananas. To choose organic means ensuring a more sustainable future for the next generations. Organic farming methods respect the earth and are careful not to waste the planet's resources, starting with water, which is not polluted by pesticides that inevitably reach the groundwater through the soil.

  3. Thanks to the exclusion of synthetic chemicals and the wise use of agronomic practices, organic farming has a strong potential in mitigating climate change. It can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester large quantities of carbon in soils. This means that a global conversion to organic methods would transform agriculture from being the main factor of climate change to zero climate impact. Furthermore, organic farms are also safer for farmers. Harvard researchers found a 70% increase in Parkinson's among those exposed to pesticides. Choosing organic food means that more people will work without running the risk of contracting Parkinson's or other diseases.

  4. Choosing organic food means supporting biodiversity, a fundamental aspect of the life of the planet. Unfortunately, non-organic food, obtained from high-yield monocultures, is already seriously endangering biodiversity.

  5. In various surveys by independent organizations, it has been repeatedly shown that organic food is richer in nutrients than other types of food. Research shows that organic products have higher amounts of vitamin C, antioxidants, calcium, iron, chromium and magnesium.

  6. Bioproducts are free of neurotoxins, the toxins harmful to the brain and nerve cells, especially in children. Going organic means feeding our family and ourselves without exposing ourselves to pesticides and genetically modified organisms, both of which have a short history of use and little information on their safety.

  7. Organic food production has existed for thousands of years and is a sustainable choice for the Earth. On the other hand, modern agricultural practices are destructive to the environment due to the extensive use of synthetic chemicals. They have led to environmental damage in many areas of the world.

  8. Choosing organic food grown on small organic farms helps ensure the livelihoods of independent farming families.

  9. Most organic food tastes better than conventional food, where pesticides are used extensively.

  10. Organic food supports the habitat of wildlife. Commonly used chemicals harm wildlife that comes in contact with them.

  11. Choosing organic eggs and meats decreases your exposure to antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and drugs from animals to humans.

  12. Organic food excludes the use of genetically modified organisms and is subjected to repeated checks. According to some estimates, GMOs (Genetically modified organisms are organisms that have had their DNA altered through human intervention) make up 80% of average food consumption. However, genetic modification is still experimental, and the effects on humans are not known.

A small step towards a big and better change!

Our daily choices can influence and change the mass production methods that slowly impoverish the soil and pollute the groundwater. From today, try to buy at least one product on your shopping list that is organic. And for those who define organic as a niche for an elite should begin to wonder why conventional products cost so little.

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