Do you understand the difference between "organic" and "traditional" farming methods? And what about genetically modified (GM) foods?
If you're like me, you have lots of questions. Since we started offering 100% organic cotton tees, many people ask "what" and "why". They want to know what does organic actually mean, and why is it important to choose organic whenever possible.
In a nutshell, organic farming is the phrase used to describe the process of growing plants without the use of traditional chemicals like pesticides, fertilizers, and genetically modified (GM) organisms. For me the choice is an easy one - I want the least amount of chemicals in my food and on my body as possible.
With all of the chemicals and additives in our day to day lives, it's just about impossible to be 100% natural. However, I am a big believer that daily decisions will ripple out to make a positive impact on our health and the health of our country, and planet. We may not be able to make the optimal choice every time, but knowing the impact of our choices will allow us to be more responsible - making informed decisions. It makes me sad when people choose food and products for their families as though they are wearing blindfolds.
Many of the questions I had were answered at Patrick Frink's Organic Gardening site. You will find simple, easy to read information on what makes organic farming more beneficial than traditional farming. You will also learn about genetically modified foods, and some simple, quick tips for going green. Very interesting, indeed!
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