Going organic means healthier bodies, environments, communities, and economies
Organics Are Healthier
Industrial farming uses more than 50 harmful chemicals, putting known carcinogens in our food, air and drinking water supply. Organic farming uses none of these chemicals. Organic food has also shown higher key nutrient levels (stats) and, on average, 29 percent lower mercury levels than conventionally grown food.
Better For The Environment
Industrial farming relies heavily on single species planting, requiring chemicals interventions to grow crops and to protect them from pests. These practices leave toxin-filled soil, water and air, creating direct and long-lasting harm to local environments. Growing food organically, without chemicals or mono-cropping, restores and balances these delicate ecological conditions.
Strengthens Local Economies
Doing what is good for the environment and what is good for the economy are not mutually exclusive. A recent US study showed that organic food creates 21% more jobs than industrial farming, with money spent on organics typically staying within 150 miles of the point-of-purchase. Organics also rely much less on government spending.