Organic Food Tastes Great!
It's common sense well-balanced soils grow strong healthy plants which taste better. Simply try an organic orange, carrot or vine-ripened tomato for a sweet and juicy flavor treat! Recent research indicates organic foods may contain more nutrients as well. Great chefs just can't get enough of it.
You get delicious, nutritious foods when you buy certified organic products an everyday practice that's also good for Mother Earth.
Why be Concerned About Chemical pesticides and Fertilizers?
According to the National Academy of Science study (Pesticides in the Diets of Infants and Children June, 1992), the regulation and monitoring systems for pesticides are outdated and flawed. Risk assessment is based on adult consumption, assuming exposure to only one pesticide at a time. It does not take into consideration our multiple exposures from dozens of common substances in our modern environment.
Pesticides in Children's Food, another 1993 report, stated that "the average child exceeds the EPA lifetime one-in-a-million risk standard (of cancer) by his or her first birthday "
We're facing the worst topsoil erosion in history due to our current agricultural practices of chemical-intensive, mono-crop farming. The U.S. Soil Conservation Service estimates over 3 billion tons of topsoil are eroded from the U.S. crop lands each year, 25 billion tons globally.
Protection Agency (EPA) found 98 different pesticides in the groundwater
of 40 states and recognized agriculture as the largest non-point-source
water polluter in the United States.
Reasons to Eat Local and Organic
reflects an innovative and resourceful strategy to connect local farmers
with local consumers; develop a regional food supply and strong local
economy; maintain a sense of community; encourage land stewardship;
and honor the knowledge and experience of growers and producers working
with small to medium farms. CSA is a unique model of local agriculture
whose roots reach back 30 years to Japan where a group of women concerned
about the increase in food imports and the corresponding decrease in
the farming population initiated a direct growing and purchasing relationship
between their group and local farms."
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