There Is An Answer: Go Organic
When you ask people what's special about organic food, they generally say organic farmers do not use toxic chemical pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). That's part of the picture, but there is much more to it.
Organic agriculture offers compelling answers to the complex issues facing the world today - whether hunger, land sovereignty, environmental degradation or the threat of GMOs in the food chain.
The organic movement started as farmers, scientists and consumers began to question the long-term legacy of the post-war intensification of chemical agriculture. Sadly, many of these concerns are just as real today as they were back then.
But truly, what can a consumer do about unethical labour practices within the multinational food system; about the prevalence of cancer among farm workers; about the toxic impacts on our environment and wildlife from industrialized agriculture; about the unsustainable use of fossil-fuel-derived synthetic fertilizers that form the basis of modern agriculture; or about the GMOs and countless chemical additives we all eat without knowing it?
It's simple: you can support organic agriculture and help us grow a sustainable and positive alternative.
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Source: Organic Week, Matthew Holmes