The word "organic" refers to the way in which farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, crops, grains and dairy products free from pesticides, fertilizers and chemicals. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation, reduce pollution and prevention from consumption of harmful chemicals.
Here are Top 5 reasons why to switch to organic vegetables.
1. Eat organic veggies to reduce your body’s total toxic burden.
Pesticides and herbicides are by their nature are toxic, and your conventional diet chronically exposes you to these dangerous poisons and chemicals.
2. Organic foods are by definition non-GMO.
One of the main problems with genetic engineering is that the process of inserting genes into the DNA of a food plant is random; scientists have no idea where the genes go. This can disrupt the functioning of other genes and create novel proteins that have never been in the food supply and could create toxins and allergens in foods.
3. Benefit from more nutrients.
Organically grown veggies have more nutrients—vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and micro nutrients than commercially grown ones because the soil is managed and nourished with sustainable practices by responsible standards and natural manures.
4. Preservation of our Ecosystem
Preservation of soil and crop rotation keep farms healthy free from artificial chemicals and thus preserving the ecosystem. Wildlife, insects, frogs, birds and soil worms and organisms are able to play their roles in natural way and we are able to play ours, without interference or compromise.
5. Eat fresh what you grow
Organic food choices grown on small-scale organic farms or on terrace/balcony gardens can help ensure independent family farmers to create a livelihood.