Choosing organic October 01, 2017 06:56
As Organic September closes, I would like to talk about non-organic. Seems counterproductive but hear me out. Most people assume that non-organic is OK. Their government wouldn’t possibly allow anyone to eat anything dangerous. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Profits and companies come before health and the environment.
Bees. We all know they’re important. We know we need to plant flowers and feed them sugar water if we find one struggling. But what’s the real issue? Can we not go further up the chain to realise we can stop killing them in the first place? Pesticide use is part responsible for the damage to soil structure, its quality, species diversity and the attack on our pollinating insects (bees, butterflies etc). The pesticides go from the soil, into the animals, right up the food chain, to the larger prey animals and humans. If we consume the non-organic produce we ingest the chemicals into every cell of our body. Possibly causing unknown damage including; endocrine system damage, infertility, some cancers and nervous system injury. As some pesticides are so new we won’t see the ill effects until the damage is done.
Organic farmers help build up the soil, enriching it with their methods of growing food naturally. Encouraging the symbiotic nature of the animals. Organic produce also has many health benefits. These include being more nutrient dense and containing no chemicals. It seems almost too obvious, but the system is rigged for the companies who can make it faster and cheaper.
Even one change can make a difference. If we could be more proactive in our shopping and encourage the sales of Organic, it would hit them where they listen, profits.
What could you change? Milk, broccoli? Just one item can help.
Choosing Organic is to tread softly.