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WAKING UP TO ORGANIC

Updated: Jun 15

Because it is changing the world!


Organic farming is about being kind and respectful to our soil, environment, and our body.


It is not a fad, not a trend, but a common-sense approach to leading a healthy life from every perspective.


If we want a cleaner environment, it makes sense to start by not contributing to polluting our earth with chemicals and pesticides from the foods we consume every day.


Buying organic food is the most efficient way to contribute to creating a cleaner world and a healthier body.



Today, we can positively impact our world and our well-being by making our food choices “organic”.


In South America, particularly in Argentina, there are many plantations of soybean and corn which are laden with pesticides and chemicals. In this country alone, they use more than 128,000 metric tons of pesticides annually (FAOSTAT, 2022).


The crazy part is that by doing such practices we think that we are outsmarting nature and will get higher yields and more profitability… sounds good?


But nothing could be further from the truth if we consider the collateral damages from exposure to the many petrochemicals used… Glyphosates and other substances used are impossible to remove from the food supply and ultimately end up in our water supply and bodies - wreaking havoc on the endocrine system and disrupting our gut flora while causing an array of illnesses, which ultimately are far costly to our human health.


These chemical-laden foods are used for animal feed, animals which, in turn, will become part of the menu at a big burger chain. Soy can also be used to make all sorts of ultra-processed foods for human consumption. Or the corn may be turned into corn syrup and/or other highly processed food used in many well-known soda drinks.


All these products end up nicely packaged and being sold with colourful packaging at

well-known supermarkets.


All in all, pesticides, petrochemicals and heavy metals sprayed in our foods pose a significant danger to our environment and human health. On the contrary, growing food using only natural fertilisers and avoiding using pesticides or chemicals has a tremendous positive impact. Yes, it may have lower yields and needs harder labour, but often the product has higher amounts of nutrients, and it does not compromise our environment or our human health, not one bit.


Organic farming is all about working with nature, not outsmarting it. It is about cooperation and community and understanding that we are all in the same boat. Literally.


Ultimately, it is about knowing that just cutting corners does not yield the best final outcome.


Live organically. Change the world!


References:

FAOSTAT (2022), Pesticides Use.

Bøhn et al. (2014). Compositional differences in soybeans on the market.



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