Organic for HealthStudies show that organically grown food has higher amounts of Vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron – all nutrients vital for healthy functioning of our bodies. Organic fruits and vegetables are high in nutrients and antioxidants, which provide energy and keep you looking young. Data shows that organic milk contains far more omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk.
Leave Chemicals Off Your PlateCertified organic agricultural operations (certified organic farmers) avoid the use of most synthetic pesticides found in conventional agriculture. Chemical pesticides and herbicides have been linked to birth defects, obesity, diabetes, ADHD, and other health problems. President Obama’s Cancer Panel reported in 2010 that pesticide exposure is linked to various forms of cancer. The panel strongly recommends that people reduce their exposure to carcinogens by removing toxins from our food, water, and air. Each time you choose organic, you are choosing to leave these chemicals off your plate.
Organic food is safe. Certified organic producers go to great lengths to ensure that their products are safe and risk-free. Get the facts on organic and food safety.
Remember: There are many farmers who advertise their farm and produce as “organic but not certified,” or “pesticide free.” There are no standards in place to validate these claims. Choosing certified organic foods guarantees that what you are eating has met all federal standards and a third-party inspector has visited the facility. Learn more about the steps to organic certification.