Why Eat Organic?

  • Organic Products Meet Stringent Standards
    Organic certification is the public's assurance that products have been grown and handled according to strict procedures without the use of persistent toxic chemicals, irradiation, or genetically modified organisms.
  • Organic Food Tastes Great!
    It's common sense - well-balanced soils grow healthy plants that taste great!
  • Organic Production Reduces Health Risks
    Many government pesticides were registered long before extensive research linked these chemicals to cancer and other diseases. Organic agriculture is one way to prevent any more of these chemicals from getting into the air, earth, and water that sustain us.
  • Organic Farms Respect Our Water Resources
    The elimination of polluting chemicals and nitrogen leaching, done in combination with soil building, protects and conserves water resources.
  • Organic Farmers Build Soil
    Soil is the primary focus of organic farming. We're facing the worst topsoil erosion in history due to chemical intensive, mono-crop farming.
  • Organic Farmers Work in Harmony with Nature
    Organic agriculture respects the balance demanded of a healthy ecosystem: wildlife is encouraged by including forage crops in rotation and by retaining fence rows, wetlands and other natural areas.
  • Organic Growers are Leaders in Innovative Research
    Organic farmers have led the way, largely at their own expense, with innovative on-farm research aimed at minimizing agriculture's impact on the environment.
  • Organic Producers Strive to Preserve Diversity
    The loss of a large variety of species (biodiversity) is one of our most pressing environmental concerns. Organic farmers and gardeners have been collecting and preserving seeds, and growing unusual varieties, for decades.
  • Organic Farming Keeps Rural Communities Healthy
    Agricultural production is becoming highly concentrated in fewer and fewer farms. Organic farming may be one of the few survival tactics left for the family and the rural community.
  • Organic Abundance - Foods and Non-Foods Alike!
    Now every food category has an organic alternative. And non-food crops are being grown organically - even cotton, which most experts felt couldn't happen.
  • This info was produced by the Organic Trade Association and adapted to the Canadian consumer by Pro Organics Marketing Inc.

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