Here are my top 5 reasons:
1- Organic produce is not covered in a brew of poisonous chemicals. Did you know that the average conventionally-grown apple has 20-30 artificial poisons on its skin, even after rinsing?
2- Fresh organic produce contains on average 50% more vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other micro-nutrients than intensively farmed produce.
3- Organic produce is the only practical way to avoid eating genetically modified (GM) food. And when you buy organic food, you are showing your mistrust of genetically modified food in perhaps the most effective way – with your money.
4- We need to support our organic farmers who work hard by doing the right thing in Australia. They sustain and nurture our beautiful and diverse wildlife.
5- Organic food does not cost much more than farmed foods. We spend billions every year cleaning up the mess that agrochemicals make to our natural water supply. Furthermore, intensive farming can seriously damage farm workers’ health.