Why Organic? | Whole Foods Magazine

Organic foods have become a prevalent movement in today’s world, but what is it about organic foods that make people not only spend a few extra dollars, but completely change their lifestyles? The benefits of organic farming compared to conventional farming span from bodily health to environmental health, including animal welfare. Making organic choices benefits the overall state of the environment, and it all starts with the farmers. Here, we explore the differences between conventional and organic farming methods.

Pesticides, Herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Pesticides and herbicides are used for speedy plant growth and to prevent insects and invasive weeds from damaging crops. These chemicals are harmful to human health and can result in birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer (1). GMOs are created to be resistant to damage from these chemicals but result in un….

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