There are three compelling reasons to prioritize consuming organic produce in its natural, unadulterated form. First, it is crucial to restore our planet to a harmonious state, resembling the Garden of Eden, benefiting all living beings. Second, the chemicals used to combat insects in conventional farming have detrimental effects on our short-term and long-term health. Lastly, by using these chemicals, we are eradicating crucial soil microbes that trap carbon gases, accelerating their release into the atmosphere and contributing to global warming, which poses a multitude of challenges for life on Earth.
If I were to offer you an FDA-approved pesticide and ask you to spray it on an apple, followed by washing it off and consuming it, you would understandably refuse. So why do we allow the agricultural industry to do it on our behalf? The answer lies in our lack of vigilance and attention.
Organic standards extend far beyond the use of pesticides. They encompass the maintenance of facilities and the use of organic chemicals in their vicinity. Organic produce remains untainted, uncorrupted by any human processes.
Moreover, organic produce offers a superior taste. However, it is crucial to question why there needs to be an alternative at all. Why should we choose between slow poison or no poison? How did we allow the food industry to corrupt our primary source of sustenance in such a manner? The answer is simply money. Monetary influence pervades our political systems. The only way to bring about change is by voting with our dollars. Refuse to purchase poisonous foods and seek out products with the USDA organic logo. Inform others of your choice and be willing to pay the extra cost. By doing so, you are investing in your health in advance, avoiding potentially dire consequences in the future.
While non-organic produce may appear cheaper initially, the price we ultimately pay for its consumption is far too steep to ignore.