Wellness Pathway #159: Go Organic

Many studies have demonstrated that organic food is better for you and for the environment than conventional food. The pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, and genetic engineering that go into conventional food create a wide range of problems and uncertainties. In some cases, we don’t know the long-term impact of what we’re doing. In many cases, we know the impact and it isn’t good.

The United States now has a clear organic food standard set by the Department of Agriculture. Since October 21, 2002, the “USDA Organic” label means that a product is at least 95% organic. Organic farmers emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Given the impact on our health and the environment, the message is clear: go organic.

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