Important Reasons to Choose Organic Produce

Organic produce is far from being just a fad or a marketing ploy. In fact there are several very important reasons you should choose organic produce. Here are three reasons to sit up and pay attention to organic produce.

Woman biting apple Organic produce is far from being just a fad or a marketing ploy. In fact there are several very important reasons you should choose organic produce.

1. Hormones

Many women today suffer from various hormonal problems including PMS, PMDD and polycystic ovary syndrome. It is very possible that these problems could be exacerbated by our consumption of dairy products. Non-organic milk-producing cows are often injected with hormones in order to force them toc ontinue milk well after their calves have been born, and this estrogen can pass into the milk that we consume. This can cause hormonal imbalance in both women and men, and could be a contributing factor to conditions such as PMS and PMDD in women and gynecomastia in men

2. Antibiotics

The use of antibiotics is possibly the most important reason you should always choose to buy organic meat and dairy. Antibiotics are injected indiscriminately into any meat or dairy producing animal in order to reduce their susceptibility to viruses. The problem with this practice is that viruses adapt to antibiotics, so the more antibiotics are used, the more viruses will learn to adapt. If antibiotics are used excessively it is thought that viruses will eventually mutate intodevastating ‘super-viruses’ that we will then have no defense against.

The major problem with this, of course, is not that it will create a superbug that will wreak havoc among the world’s farm animal population but that it will createa superbug capable of being passed to humans (incidentally a little bit of thoseantibiotics are probably being passed into your system every time you eat a piece of non-organic produce, making your system just that little bit more susceptible to every mutating virus out there). Scientists agree that this incredibly serious problem could be quite easily averted if we could only resist the temptation to over use antibiotics, which seems to melike a very compelling reason to buy only organic produce.

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3. Pesticides

The third reason you should choose to buy organic produce is not because you feel bad for all the little insects that are killed by pesticides, but because of the same principle as the virus-mutation that is caused by antibiotics. With excessiveuse of pesticides, insects mutate to be immune to these pesticides, which effectively creates another form of superbug;’ the super-insect.

If pesticides are used in excess, as they are in non-organic farming, genetic mutation in the insect world is likely to occur and new forms of insects will emerge that we will be unable to combat. In the worst case scenario, insects may develop whose sting is seriously poisonous to humans. In the best case scenario, we will have nothing left to combat them with and we will face situations asserious as the biblical locust plague.

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