05 Sep '12, 12pm

5 reasons we should continue eating organic

5 reasons we should continue eating organic

1. Organic food contributes to a healthier environment for us all — including workers: If the ONLY reason to eat organic food was to prevent millions of pounds of pesticides from making their way into the environment — seeping into our already limited freshwater resources (where we end up drawing our drinking water from, and where the fish that we like to eat breed and spawn) — then that would be enough of an argument for me. Since the natural world supplies everything that keeps us healthy, buying organic to reduce the quantity of chemicals in the environment that we all share seems to be a smart, health-conscious decision. Now move the discussion away from the purely selfish desire to keep our water and soil clean for us and our children and grandchildren, and extend it to the people who pick our food; many of whom are undocumented workers who lack health insurance and w...

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