Advantages of Organic Food
Organic food offers numerous advantages that make it an appealing choice for health-conscious consumers and environmentally aware individuals. Healthy Family Organics is all about getting good nutritious food to families, adopting green practices towards our Mother Earth. We yearn to bring to our patrons an organic lifestyle and make the lives easier and healthier.
Some of the key advantages of organic food include:
- Fresher food: Organic food is often fresher because it doesn’t contain preservatives to make it last longer. Organic produce tends to be produced more locally and travel less distance to be sold. In addition, organic foods are not treated with chemicals while being shipped. Conventional farms often ship foods up to thousands of miles and treat the foods with chemicals to preserve them in the long process.
- Enhanced Flavor and Taste: Many people find that organic produce has better flavor and taste due to the natural and sustainable farming practices used.
- Provides more nutrients: Organic foods contain more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants compared to conventionally grown counterparts, contributing to better overall health. (1)
- Ingesting fewer chemicals: Organic farming avoids the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), resulting in lower chemical residues on the food and reduced exposure to potentially harmful substances. There are over 700 chemicals that are permitted in non-organic foods, and by eating organic, you avoid these. (2)
- Less risk of cancer: Due to the absence of synthetic pesticides in organic foods, there is less risk of cancer from eating organic food. A study conducted by Friends of the Earth showed that switching to an organic diet decreased levels of cancer-causing glyphosate – the main ingredient in a common pesticide – by 70% in participants’ bodies in only one week. (3)
- Non-GMO: Organic foods are non-GMO, providing assurance that the food has not been genetically modified, a real concern due to potential long-term health and environmental effects. GMOs may pose health risks, causing toxic effects in the body, including hepatic, pancreatic, renal, or reproductive effects. (4)
- Environmental Conservation: Organic farming promotes biodiversity, conserves water, reduces pollution, and preserves soil health, contributing to more sustainable agricultural practices. Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture: Choosing organic products supports agricultural practices that prioritize ecological balance, social responsibility, and long-term sustainability.
- No sewage sludge: Organic farms are prohibited from using sewage sludge as fertilizer. Many conventional farmers spread sewage sludge as fertilizer for their crops. Organic farming lessens soil erosion. Organic farming increases soil health and fertility and reduces soil erosion. (5)
- Long-Term Soil Fertility: Organic farming practices, such as crop rotation and composting, enhance soil fertility and contribute to sustainable agriculture over the long term. Supports water conservation.
- Creates healthy soil: Organic farming creates healthy soil that does not need as much water and does not contaminate the soil with chemical pollutants.
- Keeps waterways clean: Organic farming helps keep waterways clean. Up to 40 percent of the synthetic fertilizers used on conventional farms end up in ground and surface waters, polluting rivers, lakes, and oceans. (6)
- Helps combat climate change: Organic farming practices, such as carbon sequestration in soil, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and sustainable resource management, contribute to climate change mitigation. A study published in the journal "Nature Communications" found that organic farming promotes higher levels of soil organic carbon, contributing to carbon sequestration and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. (7)
- Supports ethical farming; Organic farms must meet strict requirements and shopping organic helps support these farms instead of large-scale factory farms.
- Animal welfare: Organic farmers must meet certain requirements in their treatment of livestock animals. Organic livestock must have year-round access to the outdoors, space for exercise, clean and dry bedding, shade, shelter, and clean drinking water. They cannot be raised on factory farms, which include crowded, inhumane conditions. (8)
- Less chance of developing antibiotic resistance: Organic meat and dairy products come from animals that have not been treated with synthetic hormones or antibiotics, reducing the risk of antibiotic resistance and potential health concerns. (9)
- Support for Local Agriculture: Organic farming often emphasizes local and seasonal production, supporting local economies and reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation.
- No Artificial Additives: Organic processed foods often avoid synthetic additives, preservatives, and artificial colors, promoting a more natural and healthier diet.
- Transparency and Traceability: Organic certification requires adherence to specific standards, providing consumers with transparency and traceability throughout the food supply chain.
In addition to bringing, you the products produced using organic farming techniques, we take care that the processing carried out is done keeping in mind classical healthy techniques handpicked from ancient India such as stone-grinded spices, stone grinders for crushing grams into splits, etc. In order to, retain the essential nutritional characteristics in the said products.