Why organic? 10 good reasons
Certified organic farms meet stringent standards and are inspected at least once a year.
Organic food tastes great because it is grown in healthy living soils and is typically picked ripe and shipped direct.
Organic food is healthy because it is not exposed to persistent pesticides, and on average it contains more nutrients such as vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, iron and cancer-fighting antioxidants.
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Organic food is safer for children, who tend to eat larger amounts of fruits and vegetables for their body weight, and so run a higher risk of exposure to pesticides.
Organic farmers preserve and build healthy soil, the foundation of the food chain and the primary focus of organic farming.
Organic farmers preserve water resources by eliminating polluting chemicals and nitrogen leaching.
Organic farmers preserve plant diversity by using genetically diverse varieties that are adapted to local conditions.
Organic farmers preserve species diversity by including forage crops in rotation and retaining fence rows, wetlands and other natural areas.
Organic farming helps rural communities by offering small farms an alternative market where sellers can command fair prices for crops.