1. Organic Produce Contains More Antioxidants
There is a long debate as to whether organically grown foods have more nutrients than conventionally grown foods. While it makes sense that foods grown with sustainable and responsible farming practices would contain more natural and unaltered nutrients, researchers continue to examine and publish new findings. One thing we are certain of though: organic produce contains 20 to 40 percent more antioxidants than conventional produce. These antioxidants protect our cells from the effects of aging and cancer. Moreover, a recent article cites additional nutrient benefits including 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids in organic dairy and meat.
2. Organic Produce is Non-GMO
Did you know genetically modified food does not have to be labeled in the USA? While the safety of GMO’s is also widely debated and continues to be examined, we like to err on the side of caution and steer clear of modified foods. When choosing organic, you guarantee your food has not been genetically modified or engineered in any way.
3. Organic Produce Leaves a Positive Environmental Impact
Chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers used in conventional farming are toxic to earth and pollute the air and water. Organic farming is not only sustainable but works with the environment rather than against it. By purchasing organic products, you cast a vote for sustainable and environmentally conscious farming practices.
4. Organic Produce Supports Small Business
As a small business, we are all about supporting the small and local farmers in our cities. We love farmers markets for fresh, organic produce and to socialize with the people who grow our food. When buying organic, you support small business owners and cast a vote for local farming.
5. Organic Produce Tastes Better
Maybe it is just a matter of opinion, but we love how apples taste when picked right off the tree. We enjoy scrubbing our carrots and potatoes of soil and picking our tomatoes straight from the vine. As mentioned before, we are all about JERFing at Vukoo, and nothing tastes more like real food than organic produce.