TEN REASONS TO FARM AND EAT ORGANIC FOOD

Organic farming and food

Here are ten vital reasons to go organic

EVEN SMALL DOSES OF CHEMICALS POSE HEALTH HAZARDS
Early on governments tried to estimate safe amounts of chemical additives in our food. However, more research is showing that relatively small doses of chemicals can be just as hazardous to our health as large ones. This means there are no real safe limits to agricultural and food chemicals.

CHEMICALS ARE UNNECESSARY TO GROW FOODS
“Synthetic” compounds are just that. They are unnatural and unnecessary. This includes toxic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, GMOs and so on in our agriculture. Also there is no food that can’t be grown as well or actually better using organic means.  Right after World War II a large cadre of army chemists began working in private industries and their collective motto was “better living through chemistry.” Foods were then thought to be “enhanced” using chemical additives and processing agents. These chemicals changed the colors, flavours,  textures and shelf-life of foods. But then it was discovered that many, if not most, synthetic chemicals caused various illnesses and serious side-effects and people were shocked. The cultural propaganda and expectation had been otherwise.

CHEMICALS HARM THE SOIL’S LIFE
Chemicals tend to literally sterilize and systemically kill life in our soils. Organic farmers have confided with me that their organic lands are full of living critters, otherwise absent or severely reduced on surrounding chemical-laden farms. This includes birds, butterflies bees, worms, chipmunks and so on. They all tend to avoid chemicalized farms. Also countless micro-organisms seem to get harmed and the overall biodiversity of life.

CHEMICALS POISON OUR AIR AND WATER
Most chemicals do not biodegrade within a growing season. Like nuclear waste products chemicals tend to hang around and create dead zones. This is true not only our soil but the surrounding air and seeping waters.

ORGANIC FOOD IS BOTH HEALTHIER AND SAFER
Countless studies have shown the higher nutrient value of organic foods. Organic foods are thus safer to ingest. They are not laden with dangerous and toxic chemical traces.

EATING ORGANIC HAS BECOME MUCH MORE CONVENIENT
You can nowadays find all kinds of organic fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds in most major food chains. We are no longer as limited in our organic food selections.

AN ILLUSION MAKES ORGANIC FOODS SEEM MORE EXPENSIVE
Government subsidies for high-tech, chemical-laden farming causes non-organic foods to have lower prices. However, if we add the health and environmental costs to such products, they are ultimately far more expensive.

ORGANIC GROWING IS SAFER FOR FARM WORKERS
Organic farming does not result in the same worker safety problems and cancerous outbreaks that are common in industrialized farms.

ORGANIC FARMING HELPS REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING
An exciting and literally groundbreaking discovery was made at Rhodale Farms. It is that certain organic soil microbes (killed on non-organic farms) such as  mycorrhizal fungi that grow on plant roots, powerfully block the release of carbon dioxide. This reduces the atmospheric emissions that cause global warming.

WHY CHEMICALS POLLUTE
Back in the 17th century, Newton proposed that all of nature followed only math-based, mechanical laws. Tie those laws together and you get the whole unity of nature. This was a root tenant for the development of modern chemistry, physics and biotechnology. The flaw of that Newtonian worldview is extremely deep. Math symbols really abstract how best to separate all elements of consciousness – symbols like 1,2,3. We cannot count 1,2,3 apples any more if we  make applesauce. This is because what was separate is now blended together as one. Imagine that a) much more deeply at the core of nature is what we experience as “life” and that b) at the core of this “life” is what we experience as consciousness, and c) that consciousness represents the principle of connection itself in nature. Now if that is so, and mathematics abstracts the polar opposite principle of consciousness separation, the math-based worldview will systemically undermine life. It has to. We are now experiencing that harsh and surprising lesson – a very, very deep and profound failure of a commonplace belief and worldview.

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  1. Cuzco says:

    Yeah, it’s good, very useful, thanks :)

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