1000 Flowers for the Planet - #188 Eat Organic Food
The first thing you will notice about organic food is the taste. It will fascinate your taste buds! Everything will be a new experience. Fresh, natural, organic foods are wonderful to eat because they have so much more flavour and they are incredibly healthy for you too. Organic foods are grown without the use of chemicals in the form of pesticides and fertilizers. Nor are they produced using industrial solvents, additives or irradiation. Organic foods are grown naturally, using methods our ancestors practiced for millennia – before chemicals became the norm.
The benefits of eating organic food are twofold. Firstly, you are partaking of healthy, natural foods that are good for your body. Secondly, you protect the planet because the farming methods used promote ecological balance, recycle resources – through composting for example – and encourage biodiversity. With no chemicals being put into the soil, your food grows chemical-free. Furthermore, there is no run-off whereby the chemicals are washed through the soil into water systems and on into oceans where they cause damage to marine and bird life, or into dams which is the source of water for human consumption.
We deserve the best food we can have. We deserve healthy food, not full of chemicals. By increasing demand for organically grown produce we can put pressure on farmers to keep our food wholesome, put pressure on corporations to stop interfering with the food supply, and lead healthier lives. Healthier people need less medical attention, which saves governments a lot of money. I know this is a simplified way of looking at it, but hey ... do you want to eat chemicals or good, healthy food?