5 Major Reasons to Go Organic

The benefits of going organic advance way beyond the lessening of pesticides. For food for thought, listed below are some of the main benefits of choosing to finally make that change to go organic...  

Fewer pesticides

Let start with the obvious. As mentioned above, one of the most widely accepted reasons to laud organic farming and consumption due to its lessening of pesticide use.

No GMOs

GMOs are plants (and animals) that have been harvested by unnaturally combining the DNA of different species. These outcomes are impossible to attain by traditional cross-breeding, making GMOs feel uncomfortably unnatural. Genetic engineering alters crops to make them weather and pest-resistant and the poisons used for these results have been proven to damage human cells and specifically our intestines, too. Reputable evidence that GMOs are dangerous has been summarise by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), in deeming that: “it is biologically plausible for Genetically Modified Foods to cause adverse health effects in humans.”

Organic farming is better for the Earth

In 2000 the National Water Quality Inventory concluded that pollution from agriculture in the United States is the largest factor affecting the water quality of rivers and lakes. You can help lessen the damage by supporting farmers who maintain their crops and livestock responsibly as comparatively, organic farmers rely on crop rotation, companion planting, and animal manure in place of synthetic fertilizers, weed killers, and pesticides to control pests and maintain the quality and integrity of the water and soil.

More antioxidants?

The nutritional benefits of going organic over conventionally grown crops have been hotly discussed. Recently, evidence has been provided that organic foods are richer in nutrients and antioxidants and lower in heavy metals and again, pesticides. Many studies suggest that good soil nutrition increases the production of cancer-fighting compounds, called flavonoids, and that conventional farming practices like pesticide and herbicide use disturb their production.

So what about my beauty routine and skin?

Overall, crops treated with intense forms of chemicals have a negative impact on your body and our planet. And naturally, it's the same with skincare. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and the pertinence of high-quality ingredients and formulations that are constantly being applied on top of it are a matter of utmost importance. For all of the reasons mentioned above, organic skincare is superiorly nutrient rich, with less chemicals involved in manufacturing and more ecologically sound. Plus, many conventional skin care products contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and parabens - These increasingly known and recognised carcinogens have been proven to wreak havoc on the immune, reproductive, and endocrine systems. We say, go organic, it's a no brainer!

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