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Why go organic?

Updated: Feb 15, 2021

As more people become aware of all of the toxic chemicals that our food is riddled with there is a huge movement towards eating organic. There are numerous studies showing the detrimental effects of these artificial pesticides, additives, fertilizers, hormones and genetic modifications:

  • Acute toxicity: Even after single doses the pesticides and other chemicals that remain in our food are proven to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, skin/eye irritations, headaches, sore throats and birth defects.

  • Long term toxicity: Long term exposure has been linked to a number of long term health defects including Parkinson’s disease; asthma; depression and anxiety and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Avoiding this myriad of health problems are not the only reason to buy organic, there is also the increased nutrition you get from non-GMO foods. A lot of fruit and vegetables have been genetically modified to produce large, attractive looking fruit with a long shelf-life but reduced levels of nutrition. Studies have frequently shown higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in organic food as well as a reduced level of toxic heavy metals.


See our post here on the best ways to eat organic without breaking the bank.


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