Eating organic food is, in some ways, both a no-brainer and a commitment. On the one hand, organic food is hardly a new concept; for millennia, the majority of harvested fruits and vegetables that people ate was organic. It’s only been since industrial techniques were applied to agriculture, and, more recently, the ability to modify plants at the genetic level that less natural alternatives appeared in markets.
However, despite organic food being the more natural food, it now comes at a higher cost. Good organic food is more labor-intensive, requiring more effort to get it right. Industrialized agriculture, with genetically modified food, and heavy usage of pesticides, means cheaper food.
But if you’re willing to spend a bit more, there are four good reasons why you should consider paying a bit more for your organic food.
To spend less effort protecting crops, non-organic food products are regularly covered in pesticides to kill the insects that would otherwise eat perfectly good food. And of course, it’s understandable why an insect would eat food if it’s perfectly good!
However, pesticides, unlike water, don’t just evaporate away. Pesticides once applied to crops, may leave trace elements on the crops, and even be absorbed. So when you eat non-organic food, you’re also ingesting trace elements of those pesticides. Organic food doesn’t use pesticides and therefore, never carries this risk.
GMOs Are Not Fully Understood
Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMO plants, are plants that have deliberately tampered with at the genetic level in order to consistently express certain traits like size, color or flavor. However, GMO foods are a very recent addition to science, and as a result, the long term consequences of GMO food—and GMO food consumption—are not yet understood.
When you eat GMO foods, you are running the risk of encountering effects, symptoms, and consequences that science may not yet be aware of. With organic foods, this risk simply doesn’t exist.
It’s Good For The Environment
Eating organic foods means choosing to buy and enjoy a product that is less harmful to the environment. Pesticides can have a massive impact on the ecology of areas they are deployed, both as active chemicals in the environment and in the way they exterminate organisms that are natural parts of the ecosystem beyond just being pests that eat a commodity. Organic foods have a more sustainable effect on our world.
They Just Taste Better
Finally, because they are raised naturally and not genetically modified or doused in pesticides, organic foods have a natural, healthy taste that we naturally respond to. There are no chemicals, no additives, no altered DNA; only food being consumed the way it was meant to. When fresh and properly prepared, nothing tastes better than a meal made with 100% all-natural organic foods.
If you want to enjoy more organic foods at your dinner table, maybe we can help. Contact Lazy Daisy and see what we have to offer. It’s straight from honest, hard-working, all-natural farms, straight to your table and ready to serve.