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Pros for going organic:


1. Organic foods can improve health.

  • Organic foods reduce a person’s exposure to toxins used in standard agriculture. Organic foods contain less toxins, heavy metals, such as mercury and lead, and solvents like benzene. Organic foods also contain higher levels of important proteins, nutrients and minerals.

  • Health Benefits


  • 2. Organic foods are nutritionally superior to conventionally grown foods.

  • Proof of this has been shown in many studies over the years.

  • Nutritional Considerations

  • Evidence Confirms Nutritional Superiority, State of Science Review, March 2008

  • Another study, based on data gathered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, organic vegetables and fruits have only a third as many pesticide residues as conventionally grown foods.

  • Minimizing Pesticides in Your Diet


  • 3. We avoid ingesting harmful substances by eating organic food.

    a. Pesticides

  • Protecting the Next Generation

  • b. Heavy metals (such as cadmium, lead and mercury, which enter the foods through the soil).

    c. Solvents (such as benzene and toluene, which have been linked to many cancers).

    d. Antibiotics

  • Antibiotics in Agriculture


  • 4. Organic foods are better for the health of our planet.

  • Organic foods are grown using farming practices that work to protect and preserve the environment. Pesticides, chemical fertilizers and herbicides are not used with organic farming.

  • Standard practices use toxic chemicals, which remain in the soil even after they are used on the foods, and ultimately in the foods the public eats. Standard practices affect the taste and quality of foods, soil quality, survival of small and family farms, water purity, safety and health of farm workers and consumers, and biodiversity.

  • Environmental Benefits

  • Economic Benefits