Why Choose Organic Products?
Organic food is pure food. It's safer, more nutritious and free of chemical additives and GMO’s.
The Organic food industry is heavily regulated by strict government standards and requires that products bearing the Organic label are made or grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, genetic engineering or other excluded practices, sewage sludge, or irradiation.
Organic food is prohibited from containing any artificial sweeteners, colorings, flavorings, preservatives or monosodium glutamate.
Organic produce is grown with natural fertilizers such as manure and compost. Weeds are controlled naturally by using crop rotation, hand weeding, mulching and tilling. Pests are controlled with birds, insects and traps or by naturally-derived pesticides.
Organic livestock raised for meat, eggs, and dairy products must have access to the outdoors and be given organic, hormone & GMO-free feed. They may not be given any antibiotics, growth hormones, or animal by-products. Disease is prevented with natural methods such as clean housing, rotational grazing and a healthy diet.
Any minor, non-organic ingredients used in processed organic food must come from a list of approved substances, known as the "National List". These substances have been evaluated for their safety and impact on human and environmental health. Based on the Organic standards, these ingredients can only make up 5% or less of the total ingredients used to make organic food. Further information about Organic Standards.
Organic Food Benefits
Eating organic food can have a major impact on your emotional and mental health and the environment. Organic food regularly has more beneficial nutrients than conventionally grown food.
People with food, chemical or preservative allergies frequently find their symptoms decrease or go away completely when eating organic food.
Organic food is often fresher because it does not contain preservatives to make it last longer.
Organic farming reduces pollution, conserves water, reduces soil erosion, increases soil fertility, and uses less energy. Because Organic farming doesn’t use pesticides, it’s healthier for birds, bees, animals, and people who live close to the farms.
There is less risk for mad cow disease and antibiotic-strain resistant bacteria because organic farming does not use hormones, antibiotics or animal by-product feed. The animals are also allowed access to the outdoors and have more space to move around to keep them healthy.
Organic meat and milk are higher in Omega-3 fatty acids according to a 2016 European study. The study found that Omega-3 was up to 50 percent higher in organic meats and milk compared to conventionally raised animals.
By choosing Organic, the gold standard of eco-labels, ensures you and your family are eating high quality, nutritious food without chemicals and GMO’s.