Organic foods are known and appreciated for their superior taste and quality, but there are many additional reasons to “go organic.” Health, community, and environment are the primary concerns of the approximately three million consumers who bought organic foods in the United States in 2004.
For individuals and families seeking high nutritional value and reduced risk of exposure to the toxins associated with factory farming practices, organic offers peace of mind.
A commitment to choosing local and regionally produced foods is a core value of the organic movement. In addition to fresher foods and reduced fossil fuel consumption, the profit from the sale of locally produced foods is more likely to find its way back into the community. Consumers and family farmers working together to support such local systems form a sustainable partnership.
Organic farming methods are helping to heal our earth by returning vitality and nutrients to the soil and keeping air and water safe from pollution caused by toxic pesticides and herbicides. Eating organic food is a great way to protect the environment.