Why Organic?

Why Organic?

My simple answer to this is – why not?  If you have a choice, why would you choose the non-organic?  It is not a mystery – organic food tastes better and retains more of its naturally found nutrients. 

I don’t want to eat food that’s been reared or grown in an environment that is ridden with inorganic compounds – fertilizers, pesticides, hormones or whatever  the manufacturer or farmer has used to get the goods to market in a hastened or unnatural way.  It really is that simple. 

I think there will come a day when we look back on non-organic food and see it as just a phase that we went through in a post-industrialized world.  A phase that thankfully ended. 

For now, we should be demanding full digital disclosure on the barcodes of all food labels – organic or not. 

If the manufacturer can’t fit lots of information on the package, we should be able to enter a barcode online at home and get all the information about the production and/or growing processes. (Clothes too for that matter…) 

This way, we could have the correct information about what we are buying and can make the best, most informed choice. 

If you are a convert, please tell others about the goodness of organic foods.  Cook with them, tell people where to find them, and discuss the quality of organic foods with anyone who wants to know.

If you are worried about the cost, it may be worth doing a real comparison shop.  I think you will find the cost is not that different. 

And think not only about the cost to your health from eating inorganic compounds.  Think about being efficient with your food, not wasting your money on processed foods or foods you don’t need, and even growing your own garden. 

Start an organic garden – for you and your kids

If you have the space, try growing your own vegetables, herbs and even fruit.  There is no greater testament to organic, than to taste food that you have grown organically in your own back yard. 

There are many rather large suburban gardens that in summertime, could be heaving with fresh produce.  Yet, we go back and forth to the supermarket to buy what we could have grown, essentially for free. 

For children, taking part in the activities of a garden is educational and a truly wholesome way to spend time. 

Many urban areas have schemes for land-sharing and allotments.  Some are easier to join than others.  If this appeals to you, why not get involved?

Love to you all!
La Libertini

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  1. June 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm

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