Organic is Better

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Organic is Better

Organic foods are safer.

No food system will ever be 100% safe because processing factories and home kitchens can be unsanitary.

But, organic foods are safer because they’re produced without dangerous chemicals, antibiotics, and risky (to say nothing of disgusting) but cheap practices like feeding dead cows to living cows and applying contaminated sewage sludge to farm fields.

Certified organic products are the only foods available with a government-backed guarantee of no chemicals, antibiotics, sewage sludge, or GMOs being used in growing or processing the foods.

That said, wash all foods (even prepackaged organic produce) and handle them carefully before eating them.

Organic foods are natural, but natural foods aren’t organic.

No official standards define “natural” for producers or consumers, but it tends to denote foods containing no preservatives or artificial ingredients.

There’s no independent confirmation of products meeting that definition – it’s just a word on label any food producer can use.

Organic foods, by the standards defined by the USDA and independently verified by inspectors, must be natural.

Organic foods taste better.

There may not be any scientific proof to back this up, but anecdotal evidence demonstrates organic produce has overcome its once-negative reputation as being bland or tasting bad.

Now organic foods are thought of as fresh, vibrant, and flavorful.

The bad press about the poor taste of organic foods has its roots in two things.

First, since the “organic” movement started with the health movement, it was often combined with no-salt, no-fat, no-flavor, no-thanks cooking, which truly was less tasty.

Second, when organic foods originally became available in the marketplace, farmers were just relearning how to grow without chemicals, so fruits and vegetables were often unappealing to look at and therefore less appealing to eat.

Today, organic fruits and vegetables look just as good if not better than produce from chemical farms, and they taste even better – especially if they’re grown locally and purchased ripe and fresh.

Choosing to eat organic foods doesn’t condemn you to a diet of nuts, berries, and tofu.

Today, you can find organic versions of the most popular foods, including favorites like Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and Heinz ketchup.

Eating organic doesn’t make you a vegetarian.

Both meat and dairy products are now produced organically.

Environmental concerns about eating meat center primarily on the amount of methane produced by raising animals in concentrated animal feeding operations, which are also inhumane, wasteful, and rife with disease, necessitating the overuse of antibiotics.

Studies have shown eating too much meat isn’t healthy, but farm animals are an important component of farm fertility and human nutrition.

A vegan versus meat-eating fight diverts our attention from the key goal of producing and eating only organic food.

We need to unite for the planet right now.

Vegetarians and vegans especially need to demand organic because they often depend on soy foods for protein.

Most nonorganic soy is GMO.

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If you’d like to read Organic Manifesto, go here Organic Manifesto: How Organic Food Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe

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Dick and Lenay

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