Why Buy Organic Food


Why Buy Organic Food


Protect Future Generations (未来の世代を守る為)

Children receive four times the exposure than an adult to at least eight widely used cancer-causing pesticides in food. The food choice you make now will impact your child’s health in the future.

Prevents Soil Erosion (土の侵食を防ごう)

Soil is eroding seven times faster than it is built up naturally and it is the foundation of the food chain in organic farming. In conventional farming the soil is used more as a medium for holding plants in a verticle position so they can be chemically fertilized. As a result, farms are suffering from the worst soil erosion in history.

Protect Water Quality(水質保全)

Water makes up two-third of our body mass and covers three-fourths of the planet. Despite its importance, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), estimates pesticides (some cancer causing) contaminate the ground water polluting the primary source of drinking water.

Save Energy(省エネ)

Modern farming uses more petroleum than any other single industry, consuming 12 percent of the country’s total energy supply. More energy is now used to produce synthetic fertilizers than to till, cultivate, and harvest all the crops. Organic farming still mainly based on labor-intensive practices such as weeding by hand and using green manures and crop covers rather than synthetic. Organic produce also tends to travel a shorter distance from the farm to your plate.

Keep Chemicals Off Your Plate(畑より化学肥料を追放せよ。)

Many pesticides approved for use by the EPA were registered before extensive research linking these chemicals to cancer and other diseases has been established. Now the EPA considers that 60 percent of all herbicides, 90 percent of all fungicides and 30 percent of all insecticides are carcinogenic. The bottom line is that pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms, and can also be harmful to humans. In addition to cancer, pesticides are implicated in birth defects, nerve damage and genetic mutation.

Protect Farm Workers Health(農業従事者の健康保護)

A natural Cancer Institute study found that farmers exposed to herbicides had a six time greater risk than non-farmers of contracting cancer. Field workers suffer the highest rates of occupational illness. Farm worker health also is a serious problem in developing nations, where pesticide use can be poorly regulated. An estimated 1 million people are poisoned annually by pesticides.

Help Small Farmers(小規模農家の援助)

Although more and more large scale farms are making the conversion to organic practices, most organic farms are small independently owned and operated family farms of less than 100 acres.

Support a True Economy(経済を支える)

Although organic foods might seem more expensive than conventional foods, conventional food prices do not reflect hidden cost borne by taxpayers, including nearly $74 billion in federal subsidies in 1988. Other hidden costs include pesticide regulation and testing, hazordous waste disposal and clean up, and environmental damage.

Promote Biodiversity(生物多様性促進)

Mono cropping is the practice of place large plots of land with the same crop year after year. While this approach tripled farm production between 1950 and 1970, the lack of natural diversity of plant life has left the soil lacking in natural minerals and nutrients. To replace the nutrients, chemical fertilizers are used, often in increasing amounts.

To Taste Better(さらに味わい深く)

There is a good reason many chef’s use organic foods in their recipes. They taste better. Organic farming starts with the nutrients of the soil which eventually leads to the nourishment of the plant and ultimately our palates.

What is Organic

Organic farming is a production system which avoids the use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators and livestock feed additives. ...Read more

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