How eating Organic benefits your health and the environment

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By eating organic food you are not just protecting yourself and your family from pesticide buildup, but are doing good for the environment, too. Organic food is free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, hormone and antibiotic injections and is not genetically engineered, basically how food was naturally produced and harvested back in the days. USDA 100% certified foods are easily available in the grocery stores, these are certified organic and have no inorganic component in them.

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When you start eating organic, you detoxify your body of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, growth hormones, antibiotics and genetically engineered ingredients that have never been tested on humans for their long-term safety. Conventionally raised livestock is raised with genetically engineered soy and corn, are injected antibiotics and growth hormones to increase milk production. Crops are genetically engineered to make them pest and weather resistant.

It is in common knowledge that altering the genetic makeup of crops that is unnatural and growing crops with chemicals that eventually make way into your body is bad for the health. Eating organic is not as expensive as it sounds, you can make a visit to your local farmer’s market and eat organic, plus support the local farmers. There are clean foods that contain the lowest amount of pesticides, including cabbage, avocado, pineapples, onions, mangoes, kiwi, sweet potatoes and peas.

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Many of these insecticides and herbicides are known carcinogens, the widely used herbicide, glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans. Pesticides and additives can disrupt the endocrine gland secretions, these chemicals harm bees and other pollinators that are an integral part of the ecosystem. Organic food tastes good and is very nutritious not laden with harmful insecticides and is not genetically engineered, the digestive system works better when it feeds on organic food.

Eating local grown reduces the carbon footprint and is generally good for the environment. Eating organic generally helps the environment by reducing toxins, improving soil quality, protecting birds and other wildlife, preserving the natural agricultural diversity and reduces emissions and carbon foot print by buying local grown food only.