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Why Go Organic?

Healthy Body, Healthy Planet


1/25/2018 12:30:30 AM

DEE107's SparkPage
thank you
1/11/2018 1:30:34 AM

DJ4HEALTH's SparkPage
11/10/2017 8:06:52 AM

good article. I try to buy organic or grow organically but the dollar price of organic produce can be a deterrent.
3/23/2017 5:51:50 AM

Thanks for sharing
9/7/2015 2:00:45 PM

The article has a lot of misinformation. More nutrients is one. That study was poorly done and many have come out to prove it wrong. It is the same nutrient wise. Organic doesn't mean safe. Many organic methods of farming are very bad for the consumer and the environment. It is just a fancy label to get more money from those willing to pay.
8/26/2014 6:27:39 PM

Make it affordable and I will buy it. ROFL........
5/27/2014 7:34:03 AM

GADGETCC's SparkPage
Certain pesticides, like Sevin Dust, are more hazardous to the environment than the CO2 or Nitrogen, which is already abundant in our environment. Also, some fertilizer companies are already reducing the amount of Nitrogen in their composition because it evaporates very quickly. Are you aware that the earth's atmosphere is 78% Nitrogen making it the most abundant gas on our planet? Are you aware that CO2 is used by plants for photosynthesis!? Regardless, the best source to get the Nitrogen into the soil is by plant decomposition and tilling decaying plant material back into the earth. Additives and pesticides are very expensive and hurts the farmer's bottom line, so they actually use less than you think.

Also, the actual volume usage of pesticides on organic farms is not recorded by the government? Yes, they do use pesticides! Rotenone is a common pesticide used in organic farms which attacks the mitochondria of cells and it has been linked to Parkinson Disease!

Sevin Dust, as many other pesticides, is far more dangerous to our environment because it kills pollinating insects such as bees, and yet it is widely used by home owners. The bee population is quickly diminishing and in many cases, it is the home owners' fault!

Rather than writing my own article in this comment section... let me just say that I prefer purchasing local produce. As for my garden, I prefer natural methods of gardening, making my own compost (adding things like egg shells are great for adding calcium to tomato plants), and using beneficial insects such as lady bugs.

Always do your own research. I learned a lot from Virginia Tech Master Gardeners. Here is another place that you may want to start...
8/31/2013 1:37:54 AM

ROSIEM10's SparkPage
We here in north Queensland have the wonderful access to the Farmers Market where there is a lot of locally grown foods, we, here at home grow a lot of our own veggies, our family combined share what we grow so a lot of what I consume is fresh.
8/11/2013 4:26:05 PM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
Great article. I am just goibg for health food to help me.
6/21/2013 9:53:57 PM

If everyone ate only organic, there would not be enough land in the world to supply the food for them, think about the reality of that, people. Quit living a fantasy dream life. You are lucky many are eating fresh vegetables and fruits just the way they are. To supply all the people on earth with Organic food is ridiculous, stop the nagging about it.
2/18/2013 4:26:20 AM

Great article!!! I have three grandchildren and I have been told they have the opportunity to live well into their nineties and my littlest could hit 110 years old. I only hope that somehow miraculously there will be clean water, wholesome food and an environment to exercise in without face masks or oxygen hits. Eating organic is one great way to support reversal of our food systems and encourage moving in these directions. Keep healthy, eat well and always be grate-full!!!!
1/17/2013 11:50:31 AM

I think the biggest reason to buy organic is to avoid genetically modified food, but that's just my 2 cents...
10/26/2012 4:55:23 PM

I can't go to do grocery; but sometime my children brings organic foods and they don't know if organic foods. The best things is growing our own food.
8/1/2012 5:10:14 AM

P.S. Check out the history of DDT if you want to get a good idea of our track record on "safety" in our food supply. There are old commercials for DDT that show children being sprayed to demonstrate how harmless it is, and now we know that it is extremely harmful to the environment. Just use common sense! If it stinks and gives you a migraine, don't spray it on something you are going to eat (and for God sakes, don't spray the kids!).
8/1/2012 5:04:52 AM

This is a response to NWORKENTINE (see below). Your comment left me uneasy for many reasons, one of them being that this website is viewed by so many people looking for good information on what they should be eating. I have a degree in environmental science and I have been growing my own produce in my garden since I was about ten or so. Knowing my background, of course you will say, "Well, she's just a treehugger supporting expensive farming methods that benefit no one!" The truth is that if you take a supermarket tomato that has been flown from who knows which country and compare it to a sun-ripened tomato that has just been picked from your organic vegetable garden, you will undoubtedly find that the organic one tastes 100% better than the supermarket tomato. Scientists have studied lycopene and other phytochemicals and most reputable ones have come to the conclusion that we don't know as much about whole foods as we thought we knew. There are so many other important phytochemicals that we have not even touched, and you are basically saying that the soil our food grows in does not matter??? I say it does. Organic farming is good for everyone; I really don't see how you can possibly support your argument. I am not trying to start a fight; I am just curious to see where you get your information.

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