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12 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Go Organic Now

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9. Helps Improve Water Quality and Safety of Drinking Water
Some of the chemicals, pesticides, hormones and drugs used in mass production and processing of food will end up in water via rainfall, drainage systems and other means. Rainfall landing on a field of crops will carry a certain amount of soil, nutrients, and chemicals downstream or into underground aquifers.  The Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the extreme example of the enormous harm caused when farm chemicals flowing off the millions of acres of farm lands assimilate in the Mississippi.

Any kind of water purification processes cannot unfortunately remove all of these toxins from water processed for human consumption. The intake of which results in adverse affects to the human body.

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10. Preserve our Ecosystem and Maintain Healthy Soil

Organic farming thrives on sustaining a strong healthy ecosystem by using natural methods and materials. This helps conserve the ecosystem and conserve quality of soil. Some examples include or non use of chemical fertilizers & pesticides and crop rotation. These methods preserve the bio-diversity and ensures longer term sustainably and eliminates or reduces negative impacts to the environment due production of food for human consumption.

These natural methods restore nitrogen and organic components in soil and environment and sequester carbon to help fight global warming. Natural methods also reduce pollution keeping the air healthy and breathable.

All of this will help us protect our future generations, and leave a healthier world behind us.

11. Preserve agricultural diversity

Organic farming promote and heavily depend on biodiversity both above and below the ground. They also ensure that they use and promote more native plants and organisms, while also ensuring the natural diversity. This results in healthier soil and ecosystem.

Over the decades organic farmers have learned and fine tuned the skill of combining multiple crops with livestock. And they understand why it is important to promote the soil and environmental utilizing natural methods that fully utilize the natural resources like rain, sun, bacteria, insects and soil.
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12. Promotes Small Businesses and Local farmers

Lastly, small businesses, family owned farms and stores have been increasingly going out of business over the years due to the mega companies which do mass farming, and raise and process food and live stock at a much lower costs making it harder for the small farmers ones to survive. This means they do not have any options either to join forces with the large corporations and add to the huge mess in the food industry or move out from farming and raising organic cattle and chicken. Each drop counts, and with every person who makes a decision to go organic, you are helping some organic farmer to sustain their business with unmeasurable long term benefits to you and the world you live in.

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Tips on going Organic and keeping costs low

Yes, it is a bit expensive, but due to increasing demand and consumer awareness the prices have been coming down.  And the benefits far outweigh the slightly higher costs.  And in a time where staying healthy is no longer a choice, going organic should no longer be a choice too. But here are some tips for you to make going organic not hurt your wallet.

  1. Shop for “non perishable” Organic Products on-line
    • There are some really good online stores like myOrganicFoodStore.com and many others, that sell organic products at very low prices compared to the physical stores. Also you can save by buying bigger packs for non perishable items in these stores. It is like a Costco or Sam’s Club online for Organic products. The products are pretty much the same or similar minus the additional cost you end up paying in brick and mortar stores for stocking inventory, advertisements, rents, and other sales and administration costs they incur.
  2. Shop for fresh vegetables and fruits in your local grocery store
    • Most regular grocery stores now have a an area in most aisles where they sell organic products. Most stores also color code the package with purple or some other color in addition to stating on package that they are organic products to make identification easier. You can shop for fresh vegetables, fruits and other perishable products from these stores as they may not be available online.
  3. Visit your farmers market
    • Your local farmers market may be another good source for naturally raised/grown products. Talked to the sellers and find some good sellers from whom can buy meat, eggs and vegetables.
  4. Buy directly from the farmers
    • Some farmers also have a small store front, and you can identify ones which sell natural organic products and buy directly from them. You eliminate the middle man, assuring better quality and more profit for the farmer. Off-course you need to be living in the rural areas to go for this option. Again this is a good option for perishable food products, meat, eggs and milk.

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