Why is it so important to buy organic? For me the number one reason is that it helps heal the planet. In addition, it also tastes better and is has more nutrient density, but that’s besides the point. Conventionally grown crops use soil amendments, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides, and all sorts of other toxic and harmful chemicals that pollute us and our environment. Conventional farming also relies heavily on crude oil and natural gas to run equipment and make fertilizers. More oil = More War. If you don’t care about your own health, what about your loved ones or the future inhabitants of this planet. What kind of world will future generations be left with. Every time you buy organic you are voting. You are saying that you care for the earth and want to see it thrive and be alive.
When you buy conventionally you are saying the earth doesn’t matter and you do not mind living in a plastic artificial world where you are forced to wear oxygen masks and strange suits made of synthetic materials to sustain life.
You can make a difference starting now by taking responsibility for your personal impact on the planet and the choices you make. An easy shift you can start out with is to buy organic and buy local when possible. Think of the big picture. Where is this product coming from? How is it produced? Where will it go after being used? Does it decompose? Remember..Less is more. Natural is preferred to synthetic. Be a savvy shopper! GO Green GO Organic! If you have questions regarding where and how to begin with an organic lifestyle, Goinggreentampa.com is a really good source to look into. Especially if you are in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. Please don’t let the word “Organic” intimidate you. There are so many ways to live this lifestyle and do it affordably. Remember if you have any questions, Please don’t hesitate to send us an email. We will be happy to get back to you with an answer soon.
“Heal Yourself, Heal the Planet”
Jared~ My Body Reboot
We have started trying to buy locally and have tried to buy organic as much as possible. We would like to start a small family garden — can you recommend any books that would help us garden organically?
Hi What’s up your nose ;),
Sorry, I didn’t get your name. ha! I am sending you the link to a local webpage here in tampa. There are several books to choose from. Also youtube has hundreds of videos with very good tips on gardening. I maybe able to help you more if I did know your location.
Good luck with your garden!
Thanks — Its Regina (sorry)
Thank You Regina and I hope your home garden is amazing.
Hi Regina! There is also a great interview with Lisa Custer in my “Lovelings” section of the blog. She owns an awesome green website where you can find a ton of information regarding Organics. Check it out, and wishing you the best.!
There are so many reasons to eat organic food, but just one is that conventional foods may in fact be GMO lots of times – and GMO (genetically modified organisms) or genetically engineered foods are simply not tested to a measure that suffices. They could be doing tremendous harm to our bodies (and I think they do) and we don’t have anything right now that satisfies me that tells me they don’t. Besides that, it is a fact that the more pesticides and herbicides etc are used, the more they are needed, Its crazy how much they use now for farming, and it gets in our foods everyday. Thanks for being another blogger on the importance of organic living. visit my blog by clicking my name or clicking here; http://trylivingorganic.com
Thank You, Will DO!