|Organic vs. Conventional Food Eating|
[Infographic] from Well.org
As this infographic entitled "Eating Organic vs. Conventional Eating", points out:
✔ Organic produce is generally 25% more nutritious than conventionally grown produce in terms of important vitamins and minerals
✔ Organic wheat, tomatoes, cabbage, onions and lettuce have between 20% and 40% more nutrients than their non-organic counterparts
✔ Government statistics indicate that levels of trace minerals in non-organic fruit and vegetables fell by up to 76% between 1940 and 1991
✔ More than 400 chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, insecticides) are routinely used in conventional farming - these chemicals are often found in the plants and residues cannot be washed off
✔ Levels of antioxidants in cow milk from organic (grass-fed, free ranging) cattle are between 50% and 80% higher than in milk from factory farm cows - this would also be true for other dairy products derived from organic cows
✔ E coli count in grass-fed cows are significantly lower than in grain-fed factory farmed cows
It should also be noted that, by definition, certified organic fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds and other food products cannot be from genetically engineering or modified (GMOs, GM) sources.
All of these are excellent reasons to buy and eat organic whenever possible.
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Infographic source: Well.org