Is organic and free range food really a good choice?
Because of recent studies (2009) published across Europe, some people have been left in doubt as to whether or not organic/free range produce is actually healthier for them. Whilst these studies have concluded that the nutritional value is no different from non organic/free range produce, there can be no doubt that consuming organic/free range produce is much better for you, the animals involved and the planet! Please take time to consider the following:
The milk you drink (txt) and The milk you drink (video) sheds some light on just one common 'food', milk. Facts are starting to emerge about the safety of lots of everyday, simple foods that we have always taken for granted! And some of it is scary stuff.
HORRIFIED at the way these poor animals are reared and slaughtered. I am not a vegetarian but I buy true free range meat, poultry and eggs (from a local organic farm) - I refuse to support the barbaric way in which non free range animals are treated. Further reading This forced lifestyle with all the growth hormones, routine antibiotics and poor quality food has an affect on the quality and taste of the meat, but more importantly, it can affect your health quite seriously too!
deforestation and all its inherent problems. The amount of chemicals we plough into the land and animal feed is starting to affect every ecosystem on the planet, poisoning us all. This is not to mention all the fossil fuel used to transport and package everything! It cannot be argued that with a growing population more food is needed but we need to step back and think about environmentally friendly, sustainable agriculture going forward.
Conclusion: Although I am a believer in the virtues of true organic, free range produce, I am not here to try and make your mind up for you in any way, I have simply published further already established FACTS to try and get you thinking about the realities of food today. But, I ask you please to take the time out and research the above for YOURSELF. In this way you can make an informed decision about whether or not organic, free range produce is for you.
Are there any health benefits to organic? The truth about organic: Interesting short video.
I recommend that you use free range and organic produce for every recipe, diet, juice and detox found within this site. There is no substitute for good quality food!