Why eating organic food is important

At this day and age, we all know the options given to us by the supermarket. We all know about the produce when we go out shopping for food.

But mostly because of the higher price (although the prices are reducing), most of us do not buy anything organic and go after the conventional type of food only. Studies conducted

 

Studies conducted

Wanting to see how going organic can impact the lives of people, Coop, a Swedish supermarket chain, challenged a Swedish family to go organic for two weeks.

The chain told them to eat nothing but organic food. The Swedish Environment Research Institute closely monitored and observed the transition of the young family. The results were positive and can convince anyone to go organic.

This wasn’t the first time that the scientists examined the difference between conventional and organic food.

Recently, a study carried out by the researchers of RMIT University, determined that going organic for just a week decreased pesticide exposure by 90% in adults. This study was also publicized in the journal Environmental Research.

A study on pesticide was published in the journal Environment Health Perspectives by Cynthia Curl, an assistant professor in the School of Allied Health Sciences Department of Community.

She pointed out in the study that among the people who ate equal amounts of fruits and vegetables, the ones who ate organic produce had remarkable lesser OP (organophosphates) pesticide exposure than those who ate produce grown conventionally.

If we further dig into this study, we find that fruits were mostly the ones exposed to more pesticides than the others, especially apples and peaches. We find out that how pesticides are linked to various harmful effects on our health.

Various scientists have also shown how these pesticides play a detrimental role in our lives as they make us prone to diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic kidney disease, autism, birth defects and many more.

Importance in the long term

We can clearly see that eating organic produce can really help in the long term. So we need to ask ourselves a question, that will saving up money by not buying organic produce in the short term benefit us in the long term?

We all want convenience and affordability and we are not bothered by the fact that how food produced conventionally is affecting us.

Due to these choices, we are making our children the first generation that will not live longer than their own parents and this is also keeping organic food in a higher price bracket.

If we pledge to eat organic food, we contribute in making the world accept organic produce as the standard and the norm. If this happens, attention will be paid to growing and producing food organically in more efficient ways.

The organic produce may also become affordable during this process. So ,we can also see how organic food can completely change our lives by reducing our exposure to the various harmful pesticides used today.