December 04, 2019 2 min read
1. Buy organic to………. Enjoy outstanding flavour
Taste is subjective, but it’s hard to debate the flavour difference with organic. Organic fruits and vegetables aren’t covered in any kind of artificial preservatives. Which means their shelf life is shorter so consumers get a fresher, better-tasting product.
2. Buy organic to………. Reduce global warming
Conventional agriculture production uses more fossil fuels than organic food production. Sustainable farming methods may use 23% to 56% less fossil energy than conventional farming methods. So buying organic foods supports sustainable farming, which in turn uses fewer energy resources and reduces global warming impacts.
3. Buy organic to………. Stay healthy and safe
Certified organic fruits and vegetables grown in Australia are guaranteed to be free from synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics. Pesticides are poisonous — by nature, they’re designed to kill bugs, flies and little critters. If common sense doesn’t tell you not to eat food covered in them, perhaps the sight of those Hazchem suit-wearing farmers does…..! Just sayin’…..
4. Buy organic to………. Keep our water clean
Pesticides and chemicals don’t belong in our drinking water, lakes or oceans! Surface water runoff from non-organic farms leads to pesticide deposits in streams, rivers, lakes and the ocean. Organic food farming methods help keep the water clean and also uses less water overall. So buying organic helps preserve and protect our planet’s water supplies.
5. Buy organic to………. Safeguard future generations
Research by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) shows that pesticides and chemicals in foods do cross over the placenta. Pesticides and everyday chemicals have been linked to health risks in-utero and to infertility problems in both men and women. Choosing organic fruit and veg means less pesticides, less chemicals, less exposure.
6. Buy organic to………. SOS – Save Our Soil
Soil erosion and degradation is a big deal. Particularly with so much drought being experienced currently. It encourages both flooding and drought and sends excess dust in the air. Sustainable farming methods used on organic farms help control soil erosion. Soil from organic farms is also pesticide-free and won’t add pesticides into the air. So supporting farmers who are using organic growing principles helps to save our soil.
7. Buy organic to………. Protect more animals
We’re pretty sure that animals don’t like it when pesticides infiltrate their habitats. Wild animals, fish, and birds need healthy plants, streams, rivers to live in and around. Research also shows that organic livestock are more likely to be raised in more conscious and caring environments than non-organic livestock. Buying organic helps animals both on the farm and in their natural habitat.
8. Buy organic to………. Vote with your wallet
The best way to show our governments and businesses that people care about quality organics is to buy quality organics. Your purchases now make a huge difference because companies listen to consumer demand. The response is always more competitive prices and better options. When it comes to food, you get what you pay for! And how do you even put a price on your own health and longevity!?!