WHY ORGANIC?

I’ve created a new page at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com called “Why Organic?”  This was to share a well-written article from The Truth About Cancer website–As I come across more information worth sharing I will add it to this page.  🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORGANIC FOODS AND NON-ORGANIC?

As long as you read your labels, experts agree that most organic foods are healthier for us to consume. Food grown without the use of fertilizers and chemical pesticides is always better.

Organic foods also tend to contain more vitamins and minerals that are missing from commercially grown or raised fruits, vegetables, or livestock. That means they have a stronger impact on your immune system, help you sleep better, and have a more positive effect on body weight.

The Quality Low Input Food (QLIF) project is a study in the European Union researching the benefits of organic food. They raised cattle and grew fruits and vegetables on adjacent properties. One was organic, the other a traditional non-organic site. What they discovered was shocking.

  • The organically produced fruits and vegetables contained 40% more antioxidants.
    • They contained higher levels of vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc.
    • Organically raised cows produced milk that tested with almost 90% more antioxidants.

These findings show that eating organically can increase nutrient intake for people that don’t normally consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. You’ll get more nutritional pop with the benefits of organic meat and produce.

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