Why Go Organic?
Conventional farming operations commonly use pesticides on the foods they produce hoping for greater yields, but these pesticides are toxic to humans and particularly children. Studies show farm workers and communities in close proximity to pesticide application are at greater risk and over-spray can get on clothes and be carried home, endangering families.
What Does Organic Mean?
Organic agriculture is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility, prohibits the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and promotes biodiversity. Certified organic means that the farmer has undergone a regular inspection of farm, facilities, ingredients and practices by an independent third party certifier, accredited by the USDA National Organic Program.
Are Organic Foods Really Better?
If you’ve ever wondered if there are real health benefits to eating organic foods consider this: Organic produce is always non-GMO! In a study comparing conventional vs Organic green vegetables: spinach, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, scallions and green pepper all had significantly higher antioxidants. Organic tomatoes are richer in lycopene 20% and vitamin C 30%. Read More