Benefits of eating and using organic products

Health Benefits 

Organic products reduce public health risks to farm workers, their families, and consumers by minimizing their exposure to toxic and persistent chemicals on the farm and in food, the soil in which they work and play, the air they breathe, and the water they drink. Children are especially vulnerable to pesticides.

Thus, offering organic food and fiber products into the marketplace gives parents the option of choosing products produced without the use of these toxins.

Not only does organic production help reduce public health risks, mounting evidence shows that food grown organically are rich in nutrients, such as Vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus, with less exposure to nitrates and pesticide residues in organically grown fruits, vegetables, and grains when compared to conventionally grown products.

While proving health benefits of eating a particular food is a complex question to answer, evidence is mounting that there are some healthier nutritional profiles linked to consuming various organic products.

Source : Organic Trade Organization

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Environmental Benefits 

Organic agriculture is based on practices that not only protect environmental health, but also strive to improve it.

Instead of relying on synthetic pesticides and fertilizers that can deplete the soil of valuable nutrients and increase environmental degradation, organic agriculture builds up soil using such practices as composting, cover cropping, and crop rotation.

In addition, organic farmers strive to preserve and protect natural habitats with the understanding that a diverse biological landscape helps to feed both people and the planet.

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Benefits of non-food organic products 


When choosing organic products, most consumers start with organic food items such as fresh produce and milk. However, there is a wide diversity of other organic products available, including organic apparel and beds/bedding, cleaning and household products, nutritional supplements, organic flowers, and even organic pet food.

Our choices when doing the laundry, selecting apparel, and buying personal care products all have an impact on the health of our planet. Choosing products made with organic ingredients is an easy way to ensure that this impact is a positive one.

All organic non-food products are produced without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides, as well as synthetic fertilizers. As a result, choosing an organic t-shirt, organic dog food, an organic personal care or an organic nutritional supplement help prevent damage to valuable water resources, protect species diversity, and combat climate change.


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