The Organic certification on a product means that it has been grown, processed and handled according to strict guidelines.
Organic is honest and respectful.
Organic food is without toxic synthetic chemicals.
No pesticides applied means farm plants and animals are stronger and healthier. They have a robust immune system.
No pesticides in our food, none sprayed into our air, rivers and soils.
Organic farming doesn’t use synthetic fertilizers, which are wasteful (a lot of natural gas is used in its production), and unsustainable: natural gas and phosphorus are both finite resources – they it will not last forever. Earth's phosphorus reserves are expected to be completely depleted in 50–100 years.
Most of this fertilizer is not retained in the soil but leaches into water creating serious pollution.
Beneficial organisms in the soil don’t tolerate it well.
Organic farming returns nourishment to the soil, which in turn creates better conditions for crops to thrive.
Plants needs more than just nutrients to survive. They also need organic matter and living organisms.
More life, more minerals, more nutrients in the soil foster healthier plants.
Healthy soil acts much like a sponge and filter, so it helps to clean the water passing through it.
No chemical fertilizers or pesticides leach to the soil and end up in our drinking water.
Organically treated soil traps carbon – and less of it in our atmosphere means fewer effects from climate change.
Healthy soils are a precious ecosystem, which in turn produces even more top soil.
That means our kids will have fertile soils and not just sterile dirt which we depleted by chemical agriculture.
Everything that nourishes us come from healthy soils.
You get less pesticides and more nutrients.
Organic food contains higher levels of essential minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, iron and chromium).
Levels of these vital trace minerals in “conventional” (non-organic) fruit and vegetables fell by up to 76% between 1940 and 1991.
Organic farming reduces our dependence on pesticides and chemical fertilizers – both produced with heavy use fossil fuels.
When fossil fuels run out, or their extraction gets very expensive, industrial agriculture will be gone. But not organic farms.
The use of GMO is not permitted during any stage of organic food production, processing or handling.
GMO crops rely heavily on pesticides. GMO corn, soy, potatoes, canola are sprayed with pesticides that would otherwise kill them if their DNA had not been distorted.
Organically reared animals are not given GMO food.
Organic farming doesn’t fight nature. It recognizes that wildlife is integral to a farm.
It uses self-regulating, balanced ecosystem services and solutions. It protects many beneficial pollinators and pest predators.
Insects and birds always controlled other insects.
Chemical agriculture kills them.
Organic farms do not displace bees, butterflies, birds and babies.
Obviously, fresh food tastes better.
Organic food often has a shorter shelf life because it is not bathed with pesticides. So, we eat it sooner. While it still tastes better.
It can not travel long distance half-ripe in cargo trucks and boats. It ripens in the sun. With vitamins.
Animals raised organically have much less stress hormones and pesticides in their meat, milk and eggs.
Besides not poisoning our ecosystems and wildlife, organic farmers collect, preserve and use seeds of many varieties of fruits and vegetables.
We have more choice.
Absence of chemicals on and around organic fields preserve habitats for wildlife creating a healthier gene pool - the basis for future adaptation.
It preserves our local, natural heritage.
As industrial production increases, small farms have to strive to compete. It is often unfair competition because so many costs of “conventional” agriculture are externalized.
With its honestly higher profit margins, organic farming may be one way for family-owned farms to thrive – and in turn strengthen rural communities.
More people can have jobs.
Because organic food contains no preservatives and must be consumed quickly, it often is sold to grocery stores nearby.
If you eat an organic bread, vegetable, fruit, or meat – you are supporting your neighbors and not some far away industrial farm.
Organic farming does not externalize its costs of production.
It if fair and transparent.
Chemical methods have many hidden costs. The real price of cheap, chemical food is paid by us later in form of high medical costs, destroyed environment and depleted soils.
Each time you chose organic you are helping a farmer to stay away from pesticides which are dangerous not only for him but also for his family.
Per each kilogram weight, organic food is much more dense in calories, vitamins, antioxidants, and micronutrients.
It is like eating two more portions per day if you compare it to “conventional” food.
You side with the honest guys for your own benefit now, for our community and for the future.
You know and they know that.
It is a special message.
Conventional is so old school. Organic is a silent revolution taking over the world right now.
A refusal to be treated only like an interchangeable part of the economic machine.
You are a person, not a statistical blip on the consumption statistics.