There has been significant debate about organic versus non-organic foods. And whether one is healthier than the other.
I have tried both organic and non-organic foods. And I don’t have a preference when it comes to completely stocking my cabinets. And refrigerator with either natural or non-organic, but there are exceptions.
I prefer fruits and vegetables from the farmers market. I will buy organic produce from the grocery store. Because I can taste and see the quality difference, but that does not mean that I only buy organic.
So, I did a bit of research and found some information that may help you make the best decision for yourself.
Organic food is more expensive but contains less hidden costs. Non-organic food is cheaper but carries many hidden costs. Like the excellent cost of the harm caused to the environment by conventional farming. Organic farming is beneficial to the environment. Because organic farming practices help conserve soil and water while reducing pollution.
Organic foods do not contain any toxic chemicals. Many times harmful preservatives added to non-organic foods. Like chemical fertilizers that help the growth of the product. Non-organic farmers also give antibiotics to animals to increase growth.
Some organic foods imported from other countries. And you cannot be assured of the quality of imported organic food. Non-organic food is available in most places.
HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH
By law, organic farming practices cannot use harmful chemicals. Thus, organic produce, meat, grains, and dairy products have lower health risks. Animals are given antibiotics in conventional farming. And then the human body ingests those antibiotics. So if you get sick, your body may become susceptible to those particular antibodies. Thus reducing your immunity in the long run. Also, exposure to hormones and pesticides are harmful to humans. And especially detrimental to women’s health.