The benefits to organic eating are many. Why you should consider organic food choices abound. Let’s count the ways:

  • Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing the overall exposure to toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides that can end up in the ground, air, water, and food supply, and that are associated with asthma and cancer.
  • Growing food crops in healthy soil offer produce with healthier nutrients including vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus and less exposure to nitrates and synthetic pesticide residue.
  • Organic practices prohibit the use of hormones, antibiotics, or other animal drugs in animal feed for the purpose of stimulating the growth or production of livestock. If an antibiotic is used to restore an animal to health, that animal cannot be used and labeled as organic.

These are just some of the reasons to buy and eat organically. For more, visit the organic food association site. 

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