We are constantly being told that some new survey demonstrates that there is no nutritional difference between eating supermarket chain foods grown with chemical fertilisers and pesticides, and organically grown foods.
Here are five reasons to eat organic foods:
1. They taste better.
2. You will avoid ingesting poison residues from pesticides and chemical fertilisers.
3. Organic growing enriches the soil, chemical farming depletes it.
4. They are usually grown by small, often local growers, so your money goes to a grower in your community instead of to a faceless food industrial/supermarket conglomerate, and with fewer food miles it is once again better for the environment.
5. If organic foods taste better, are poison-free, are better for the environment and deliver returns to your community through fostering local growers, then are they not nourishing you better, and therefore more nutritious?
Oh, and 6., if you shop at a food coop, they may be no more expensive - or even cheaper - than supermarket food.