1. Health Benefits

The major points of The French Agency for Food Safety study are:


  1. Organic plant products contain more dry matter (more nutrient dense)
  2. Have higher levels of minerals
  3. Contain more anti-oxidants such as phenols and salicylic acid (known to protect against cancers, heart disease and many other health problems)
  4. Organic animal products contain more polyunsaturated fatty acids (protect against heart disease)
  5. Carbohydrate, protein and vitamin levels are insufficiently documented
  6. 94-100% of organic foods do not contain any pesticide residues
  7. Organic vegetables contain far less nitrates, about 50% less (high nitrate levels are linked to a range of health problems including diabetes and Alzheimer's)
  8. Organic cereals contain similar levels of mycotoxins as conventional ones
  9. You can increase your antioxidant intake by 30 percent by choosing organic.
  10. Organic food does not contain GMOs.

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2. Flavour


Organic fruits and vegetables tend to score higher in taste because they are sweeter than conventionally grown foods. Why? Because organic produce is smaller in size and higher in nutrient density. Conventional farming methods are designed to produce bigger fruits and vegetables, but increasing cell size generally adds more water, diluting the concentrations of both vitamins and natural flavours. In the absence of salt-based conventional fertilizers, organic fruits and vegetables ripen more leisurely, with more time to soak up nutrients from sun and soil. They have a higher solid content and a lower water content, which yields more flavour.

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3. Environment


If organic practices were performed on all the planet’s food-growing land it would be like taking more than 1.5 billion cars off the road.

More than 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide can be taken from the air and captured in one acre of soil in a single year, using organic farming methods.

Advanced organic farming could capture enough carbon from the air to offset about 25% of the total fossil fuel emissions in the United States.