Why Organic? Because the Benefits are Too Good to Pass Up!

Organic is non-GMO–and so much more.

Organic producers do not use Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). They also take precautions to prevent GMOs from accidently contacting their certified organic products. 

In addition to not using GMOs, organic agriculture provides a long list of other benefits for healthy people and a healthy planet. Studies show that organically-grown food has higher amounts of Vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron–all vital nutrients for healthy functioning bodies. In addition to human health, organic farmers are required to use integrated pest management practices, protect wildlife, promote biodiversity, and work to improve and maintain native ecosystems. Organic even helps mitigate climate change! Research from the Rodale Institute demonstrates that soil under organic production can remove about 7,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air each year through sequestration.

There is growing documentation as to why organic practices are good for us and for our world. To learn about additional organic benefits, visit our newly updated, Why Organic? page.