As we celebrate Earth Day, we are reminded of the the beauty and wonder of nature’s splendor and renew our support for its protection. What can we do though, many of us might wonder, to have a meaningful and beneficial impact on our planet’s health in our daily routines?
Answer: Buy organic whenever you can!
Did you know that besides being healthier for you, when you choose organic products, it also is much healthier for the planet? Here’s why:
1. Healthier for soils. Organic farming, by using fertilizers and pesticides based on natural ingredients and methods, helps preserve the biodiversity of insects and microorganisms in the soil. This improves its fertility and helps reduce erosion. It also can create more nutrient rich system for crops to grow in creating vitamin and mineral rich produce for consumption.
2. Healthier water: Organic production methods help keep waters cleaner. This is through the lessening or elimination of excessive nitrogen run-off into streams and waterways that can concentrate and create “dead zones” in rivers, lakes, estuaries, and bays. It also helps prevent pollution of natural underground water reservoirs.
3. Healthier for the climate: By eliminating the use of petroleum[based fertilizers, organic production methods help reduce the carbon footprint of agriculture. This is through the lessening of demand for the extraction from the ground of the petroleum and for their production into farming products, as well as for the elimination of the emissions into the atmosphere from these processes.
4. And of course, healthier for you: Organic products reduce your exposure to toxic pesticides in the foods you eat while creating tastier and more nutrient-dense produce. Organic farming is also healthier for animals that may be raised in the same location by lowering their exposure to toxic pesticides and chemicals.
This is why at Doctors Pick, as part of our mission to promote the healthiest you, we exclusively choose to use only organic ingredients in our nutritional products.
Buying organic is the classic win-win situation for you and the planet. You can literally eat your way to a healthier planet while also helping yourself be healthier when you choose organic products.