I have been wanting to start buying more Organic produce, dairy and meats. I am having a hard time settling for chicken I know is pumped full of hormones, and giving it to my family for dinner. A year ago would I ever think of going Organic?? NOOOO! But once I got a little knowledge of health, what we should be eating, and how God intended it, I feel that it's what we want to do as a family.
I know there are many people that don't eat Organic, and some are against it. That's okay, I know not all people will agree with our choice. I really want to grow our own fruits and veggies.. one day.
1. Well first, nutrition. At my grandma's we had lunch the day of the tri, and she served us tomatoes from my aunts garden.... WOW! I have never tasted tomatoes like that! So juicy and full of flavor. I thought about the tomatoes from our store, and realized how unflavored they are, almost like they are watery. Davey heard on the radio that a tomato now has 1/3 the nutrients tomatoes did in 1920, why... mass production. They concentrate on quantity not quality. Organic produce is grown with healthy rich soil. "Organic farmers build healthy soil Soil is the foundation of the food chain. The primary focus of organic farming is to use practices that build healthy soils." -Organic Trade Association
2. Chemicals. Pesticides, toxins, and hormones.
"Organic production reduces health risks Many EPA-approved pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases. Organic agriculture is one way to prevent any more of these chemicals from getting into the air, earth and water that sustain us." -Organic Trade Association
Poultry- 3 reasons why:
A. Non organic chickens are injected with hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides, all poison for the human body. "Fewer Toxins Nobody likes to think of food that's poisonous, but commercially-raised poultry often contains hormones, antibiotics and trace amounts of pesticides, all of which can be a potential health hazard. Antibiotics used in commercially-raised chicken may be one of the factors that causes germ resistance in some people, and even small amounts of hormones can have a big effect, according to "Consumer Reports," possibly increasing the risk of cancer and early-onset of puberty. Commercially-raised chicken may also be exposed to other contaminants, like heavy metals that appear in some commercial chicken food." -Livestong.com
B. Less fat
C. Taste's better- more flavor
D. Meat you eat are eating what they should be!!