Why We Promote Organic Agriculture & 10 Reasons to Support It
1. Protect Future Generations
Organic foods are better for children whose developing bodies are vulnerable to pesticides in food.
2. Help the Small Farmer
Buying organic supports the small, family farmers that make up a large percentage of organic food producers.
3. Protect Farm Worker Health
Organic farm practices prevent farmers from being exposed to chemicals that put their health at risk.
4. Prevent Soil Erosion
By caring for the health of the soil, organic farming prevents topsoil erosion, a serious downside of conventional farming.
5. Support a True Economy
Conventional farming may seem less expensive, but it hides the future costs of environmental cleanup.
6. Save Energy
By using natural fertilizers, organic farmers save the resources that are wasted in the energy intensive manufacture of synthetic fertilizers.
7. Protect Water Quality
Organic farming does not pollute water resources with pesticides, a problem now affecting drinking water from coast to coast.
8. Great Taste
Food that’s been grown in organically nourished soil is packed with nutrients and bursts with flavor.
9. Promote Biodiversity
By rotating crops and replenishing the soil, organic farming creates a balanced environment that allows all forms of life to flourish.
10. Keep Chemicals Off Your Plate
When you choose organic, you avoid harmful pesticides and other toxins.