3 hours ago
🚨Unpopular opinion alert 🚨 I don't care about the "clean 15" or "dirty dozen." Instead I buy the organic option for any item possible. Why? Because it matters. Every time I choose an organic item, I'm telling farmers and law makers that food quality matters to me. Here's 3 reason I think you should make the same choice: 1️⃣ Reduce pollution and protect water and soil According to Cornell entomologist David Pimentel, only 0.1% of applied pesticides reach the target pests. The bulk of pesticides (99.%) is left to impact the environment. Agricultural chemicals, pesticides, and fertilizers are contaminating our environment, poisoning water, and destroying farmland. 2️⃣ Preserve our ecosystems Organic farming supports eco-sustenance, or farming in harmony with nature. Preservation of soil and crop rotation keep farmland healthy, and chemical abstinence preserves the ecosystem. Wildlife, insects, frogs, birds, and soil organisms are able to play their roles in the tapestry of ecology, and we are able to play ours, without interference or compromise. 3️⃣Support farming directly Buying organic food is an investment in a cost-effective future. Commercial and conventional farming is heavily subsidized with tax dollars in America. Every year, American tax dollars subsidize billions of dollars for a farm bill that heavily favors commercial agribusiness. This reveals a price tag that cannot be accurately measured but certainly includes other detrimental associated costs such as health problems, environmental damage, and the loss and extinction of wildlife and ecology. Thoughts my own. Stats from @preventionmag.