Why Organic Farming is important to you?
You may be noticing the increasing availability of Organic, natural and green products showing up at your local grocery or health food stores. You may also be wondering whether it will cost you and your family more to use and consume these products, and whether its worth it.
Organic foods are good for your body, and good for the planet. Knowing where to buy organic affordably and why it is important will help you make better choices. We typically hear families thinking organic is always more costly, and in actuality its not. Learning where to buy will determine whether your bill goes up or down, so be sure to do your research to find the best organic buys in your town so that making the organic switch will work for you.
All food comes from a farm. Although some food takes longer or shorter to get to you, all food comes from a farm of some kind. All food is planted, grown and harvested on a farm prior to ending up in a box or at your local grocery food shelf.
Organic farming and organic food is so important to you, as it adheres our food source and environment to higher standards. The list below goes over all the facets that make organic farm foods better for you, your family, your community and your planet. Learning the connection we all have will help you make better decisions when it comes to your food source.
- Organic farms don’t use synthetic pesticides, herbicides and or soil fumigants.
- Organic farms don’t use genetic engineering
- Organic farms don’t use sewage sludge as fertilizer
- Organic farms do improve the quality and fertility of the soil
- Organic farms protect water quality and run off in the community
- Organic farms reduce soil erosion
- Organic farms rely on natural biological systems for pest and weed control
- Organic farms do reduce the impact of agriculture on our environment
- Organic farms do produce high quality, great tasting food, that tastes fresher and more delicious
Do your best to start buying organic foods today. If you are not able to go 100% organic right away, start implementing products in weekly from your grocery list that you can replace with organic choices, until you switch over completely. If you have found that the restrictions for you to go 100% organic have been difficult due to cost or availability, begin looking around for sales, coupons, your local farmer’s market, or C.S.A.. Once you begin looking around and find the availability, you will see that it is well worth it and you are doing good in so many ways by switching over.
Every dollar you spend towards organic foods is actually helping invest in the planet. Do your part to aid your local community as well as the environment by putting less chemicals into the soil and water system, while also improving water quality, and reducing erosion.
You will soon find that organic food is better for your body, your family, your community and the environment – and that’s important, but it’s about something bigger than that: organic farming will help save the planet, and and works towards a better earth for generations to come. Do your part and start supporting organic foods today!