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Food the way nature intended: 8 Reasons we choose to eat organic

1. Avoid Toxic Chemicals

Eating organically grown foods is the only way to ensure you are avoiding the array of toxic chemicals in commercially grown foods. Over 29,500 tonnes of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and plant growth regulators are used each year in Australia.

2. Eat fruits and vegetables that are better for you

Organically grown foods have more nutrients—vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micronutrients—than commercially grown foods because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices by responsible standards – studies show that organic foods have at least 25% higher nutrient content!

3. Avoid Food Additives

Did you know that the Average Australian eats approximately 2 kilograms of food additives each year? Many additives are linked to health symptoms such as allergic reactions, rashes, headaches, asthma, growth retardation and hyperactivity in children.

4. Experience better Taste

Just try it! Organically grown foods generally taste better because nourished, well balanced soil produces healthy, strong plants. This is especially true with heirloom varieties, which are cultivated for taste over appearance.

5. Ensure the Humane Treatment of animals

Organic livestock are grown in a way that protects natural processes of growth and development, removing the need for battery hen farming and sow stalls.

6. Avoid GM Products

Independent testing of the long-term health effects of GMO foods on humans has not been carried out. Current Australian legislation makes it impossible to know which grocery items contain GMO-derived ingredients.

7. Preserve our Ecosystems, reduce Pollution and Protect Water and Soils

Organic farming is in harmony with nature. Preservation of soil and crop rotation keep farmland healthy, and chemical abstinence preserves the ecosystem. Wildlife, insects, frogs, birds, and soil organisms are able to play their roles in the tapestry of ecology, and we are able to play ours, without interference or compromise.

8. Support local farmers and Keep our Children and Future Safe

Putting our money where our mouths are a powerful position to take. Spending dollars in the organic sector is a direct vote for a sustainable future for the many generations to come.

Organic foods… not a trend, the way it’s meant to be

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