We choose organics for our family because we want our children to grow up eating chemical free food, the way nature intended! If more people buy organic then of course the demand is greater, creating more produce becoming readily available and more affordable to you and I!
Organic foods, especially raw or non-processed, can contain higher levels of beta carotene, vitamins C, D and E, health-promoting polyphenols, cancer-fighting antioxidants, flavonoids that help ward off heart disease, essential fatty acids, and essential minerals. Not to mention, they taste better!
Organics do not contain harmful chemicals such as synthetic pesticides, and are NOT genetically modified. Organic farming is also concerned with protecting the environment and working in harmony with existing ecosystems, including conserving water, soil and energy, and using renewable resources and natural farming cycles. Traditional farming methods are often used, such as rotating crops to prevent depleting the soil of nutrients.
What's the difference between organic and biodynamic?
Organic and biodynamic are very similar. Both are grown without chemicals and GMO's. Biodynamic goes one step further. It is a holistic practice where all things are considered living inter-related systems (animals, plants and the solar system). Biodynamic farming methods enliven the soil through human attentiveness and careful observation of nature's rhythms. The main difference is that biodynamic farming uses different principles that add vitality to the plant and soil whereas traditional farming methods can deteriorate the soil.