Why Eat Organic?
Many people question whether spending extra on organic food is worth it. On average, organic food is 25% more nutritious. Since on average, organic food’s shelf price is only 20% higher than chemically treated food, this makes it actually cheaper gram for gram.
Organic animals aren’t given drugs. Hormone-laced beef and dairy consumption has been linked to the disruption of our own hormones and is one of the causes of the greatly increased incidence of hormone imbalance that we are seeing in our society. It has been correlated with the increase in breast and prostate cancer.
Organic food does not contain pesticides. More than 400 chemical pesticides are routinely used in conventional farming and residues remain on non-organic food even after washing. Some pesticides act as hormone disruptors and cause a hormonal imbalance.
Organic food does not contain contaminants, like mercury. Many people have a mercury toxicity requiring chelation and are shocked to find out that the source of the mercury is their food. Bottom line: organic food is more nutritious and safer than chemically treated food, and it is ultimately cheaper to consume.
Eating organic has the potential to lower the incidence of autism, learning disorders, diabetes, coronary heart disease, allergies, osteoporosis, migraines, cancer, dementia, and many other ailments.