When it comes down to it, we need food to live - to survive. However, as the world has become more populated, more and more big farming corporations have turned to science to produce food on a large scale. For instance, a lot of our fruits and vegetables are genetically modified. The crops are bred to grow more plentiful. Moreover, some crops are grown to be resistant to some pesticides. On top of that, actual chemical pesticides are added to crops to prevent destruction. The only problem with this is that our food has become less nutritious and, in some cases, harmful to our health and environment. Here are five reasons to make the switch to organic foods.
- It is better for your overall health and well being – nonorganic food can sometimes have a fraction of the amount of nutrients as organic food. In fact, this is one of the biggest reasons to go organic. With all the pesticides and other chemicals used in the production of most food, it’s a wonder that it’s even edible.
- It will be better for the environment and the sustainability of the planet – big farms use destructive methods to grow crops. Indeed, the pesticides used on some crops and farms can leak into the groundwater. Not only can this poison various sources of water – it can also leak into the ocean. This can leave our oceanic wildlife incredibly vulnerable. Moreover, the destruction of land used for big farming can also be incredibly destructive.
- It will be better for the amount of available water within a certain state. It takes a lot of water to grow food and vegetables. However, if big nonorganic farms are taking all the water, there won’t be much left for other farms – or even other people that live within a certain state. Right now, there are a lot of states suffering from crippling drought. You may simply want to eat organic food to support the use of micro farming instead of big farming, which is literally sucking water out of the reservoirs.
- It will taste better than nonorganic food – organic food is rich and juicy and fresh. When it comes down to it, nonorganic food has basically processed and genetically engineered the taste out of many fruits and vegetables. If you visit countries that don’t use genetic engineering to produce food, you will notice that the food tastes much better. Even without spices and other ingredients, the vegetables and fruit taste much richer.
- It will promote a strong economy – big farming takes away from the small farmers being able to make a living. On top of everything, big farming is destroying some small farmers. The problem with this is that the small farms are all shutting down as a result. This can have a deleterious effect on the economy. This is why it is so important to support small local farms that produce sustainably grown crops. In the end, with a stronger economy and better food – it’s a win-win situation.