As an R.H.N. (Registered Holistic Nutritionist), my personal philosophy is to eat food in its whole form, as close to nature as possible. I also purchase and eat organic whenever possible. Yes, chemically laden food has a negative effect on our health and the health of the planet, but I also see purchasing anything organic as a vote.
Every time an organic item- be it a box of cereal, a bundle of parsley, a bottle of milk, or even a package of beef- is swiped across that checkout stand it’s a vote- it’s a vote to support the organic industry and a vote against chemical use in our food production. We might not be out there rallying with signs and chanting “save our planet”, but we have the opportunity in every visit to our grocery stores to be an activist for the organic industry, for our farmers, and for our planet.So please vote with me every time you shop for your food!
***Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.