1. May, 2018

Reasons to Grow and Eat Organic

This article is not intended to try and convince the 'skeptics'


they must understand that ...
'if you cannot change your mind, you cannot change anything'

that and those that resort to 'easy quick fixes'
are just too lazy to do the research themselves ...
and generally have no concern about others and nature ...

No Pesticides : We know that conventionally grown foods are TOXIC and consistently contain residues of chemicals that are harmful to humans and animals … thousands of pesticide products containing chemicals both singly or in combination, are used in conventional farming and by home growers to kill insects and other pests. Many of these chemicals have been implicated in human and animal cancers, heart disease, diabetes nervous system disorders, and other serious illnesses …

No Herbicides : Glyphosate and related herbicides are used to kill weeds and grasses that compete with crops … and are often used irresponsibly by most 'lazy' farmers and growers … glyphosate is carcinogenic having the potential to cause cancer in humans and animals ... and can be found in the soil for up to two years after it's use ...

More Antioxidants : Organically grown fruit, veggies and herbs have higher antioxidant levels than conventionally grown foods … on average, the organic crops studied contained about one-third higher antioxidant content than comparable conventional produce. It also noted that levels of specific vitamins, flavonoids, and other health-protective compounds in organic foods were two or three times those found in matched samples of conventional foods ...

Better for the Earth : A 22-year study at Cornell University found that raising crops organically produces the same or better yields compared to conventional farming, but uses 30 percent less energy, less water, and no toxic chemicals … The study also found that organic farming conserved more water in the soil, caused less erosion, maintained soil quality, and conserved more biological resources than conventional farming ...
The study is a review of the Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial, the longest running comparison of organic vs conventional farming and has been ongoing for 35 years …

Efficient : Contrary to arguments that only conventional farming methods can meet the world’s need for food, a series of studies has shown that organic farming is just as productive, if not more so … A study reported in the March-April 2008 issue of Agronomy Journal showed that organic methods produced as much if not more, as yielded by conventional methods, and organic farming methods build up soil instead of depleting it …

Fresh, Great Tasting ; Organic food simply tastes better !!! … Make a commitment to buy, or better still grow, your own organic food …

Reference Sources :
FST Fast Facts

* Organic yields match or exceed conventional yields ...

* Organic outperforms conventional in years of drought ...

* Organic farming systems build rather than deplete soil organic matter, making it a more sustainable system ...

* Organic farming uses 45% less energy and is more efficient ...

* Conventional systems produce 40% more greenhouse gases ...

* Organic farming systems are more profitable than conventional ...

http://rodaleinstitute.org/assets/FST-Brochure-2015.pdf

and others …

To Be Continued …

Author :
Pete Moore of GreenAgric
http://GreenAgric.co.za
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