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Are you curious about organic food? It might be foreign to you, believe me, it is for most people at first. Organic certification has high standards, and these standards are critical for the flourishing of our own health, and for the wellbeing of generations to come.
“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”Native American Proverb
You might be wondering why organic food tends to be more expensive than conventional. The answer is because it costs money for farmers and brands to get a certified organic label. We pay the price for clean food. If you want to learn how to eat organic on a budget, check out this article: How to Eat Healthy Organic Food on a Budget
My goal here at Purely Flourish is to encourage people like you to flow with the natural rhythm and pure design of nature; the way God created it, so that we may flourish in life and live our purpose, fully, here on planet earth. I would love to have you as a part of our community and mission!
It’s simple. Your dollar is your vote for the flourishing of your own health and for the wellbeing of generations to come. Vote organic.Maegan Tucker
REASONS TO INVEST IN ORGANIC FOOD
Organic farming is GMO free
Organic foods are produced without the use of genetic engineering or genetically modified organisms.
Organic farming is non-toxic
Organic farming reduces health risks dramatically by prohibiting the use of toxic pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, growth hormones, nuclear irradiation, sewage sludge, and climate-destabilizing chemical fertilizers.
Organic foods do not contain artificial ingredients
Artificial flavors, artificial sugars, artificial colors, and artificial preservatives are not found in certified organic foods.
Organic foods and farming are climate-friendly
Organic agriculture is one way to prevent any more nasty chemicals from getting into the air, earth and water.
Organic agriculture is sustainable
Because of the natural growing methods and preservation of the land, organic farming is essential for a sustainable future.
Organic farming saves the bees and other pollinators
Conventional farming is extremely dangerous to our pollinators and our future. Organic agriculture is literally a lifesaver to our lovely bees and other pollinators by prohibiting the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides.
Certified organic food tends to be less contaminated
Very few cases of food poisoning such as e-coli, salmonella, campylobacter, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and fecal contamination have ever been linked to organic farms.
Organic farmers care about the wellbeing and treatment of animals
The standards are high for the treatment and care of certified organic animals.
Organic farmers work in harmony with nature
Organic agriculture respects the natural design in nature by encouraging beneficial wildlife.
Organic food tastes great
Organic food tastes better because the soil plants are grown in is much more balanced and nutritious leading to healthier plants. Animal products as well, since the animals are well taken care of.
Organic farms respect our water resources
By building healthy soil in combination with eliminating toxic substances, this protects and helps prevent leaching of toxins into the water system.
Organic farmers build healthy soil
The primary focus of organic agriculture is to build healthy soil because it is the foundation of sustainable farming and nutritious food.
Organic farming is fair
Because organic farms usually tend to be on the smaller side, organic agriculture can be a lifeline for small farms. Also, certified organic food such as bananas, pineapples, coffee, and chocolate that comes from other countries usually tend to be certified fair-trade as well.
Purchasing certified organic food is voting with your dollar
Because organic food is becoming a higher demand, companies are listening and now every food category has an organic alternative. Isn’t this great? Our hard-earned dollar can actually be a vote for a brighter future.
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Why do you invest in organic food? Let me know in the comments!