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There is a common misconception among many that eating organic has no benefit.  The mainstream media is the primary culprit pushing this narrative and falsely claiming organic foods are no different then their genetically modified (GMO) counterparts.  The truth is, there is a big difference between eating organic or eating (GMO), and here are the Top 5 Reasons You Should Eat Organic.  

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Eating organic food as opposed to genetically modified (GMO) food has many benefits for both you and the environment.  After drinking clean water, switching to an organic food diet is the best way to begin improving your health.  Traditionally, our ancestors have always eaten a 100% organic diet, and only recently has the food system become adulterated with synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically modified ingredients.  The mainstream media compounds the confusion by claiming traditional seed hybridization/cross-breeding practices are the same techniques used by modern agriculture companies.  This of course is not true, and companies are no longer just blending related seed varieties together, but instead genetic engineering is breaking natural law and forcibly combining unrelated species. Scientists are currently adding spider genes to goats, fish genes to strawberries, and scorpion venom to cabbage to name a few of the bizarre food experiments going on.  Scientists are quick to give many reasonable sounding excuses for doing this including preventing strawberries from freezing, keeping insects from eating the cabbage, and to produce goats milk that has stronger proteins that can be used for Kevlar. The truth is, recent studies have shown genetically modified foods (GMO) is not only destroying the environment but also our health.  
The primary reason scientists say they are combining animal traits with plants is because it helps prevent insects from eating farmers crops, therefore we can use less pesticides.  The problem with this theory is if insects won't eat genetically modified (GMO) crops, then it probably isn't healthy for humans. Here's just a few examples of the crazy experiments big food producers like Monsanto are doing with our food supply.  

Green Med Info is reporting on genetically modified cabbage with scorpion poison could be coming to a store near you soon. 
Get ready for genetically engineered cabbages that come complete with their own scorpion poison, just for you to eat. It's touted as requiring less pesticide use and being, of course, completely safe. Close investigation, though, indicates that neither claim is likely true.

SOURCE: GM Cabbage with Scorpion Poison 

If that wasn't enough, scientists are working hard to create genetically modified Salmon that could grow twice as fast.  
The biotechnology industry says it has genetically modified a fish that grows at twice the normal rate, so it can get to market sooner and make more money, faster. But this dangerous lab experiment is all hype and full of downsides to consumers, salmon growers and the environment.

If approved, GM salmon would be the first “transgenic” animal allowed into our food supply. It’s also unlikely that it would have to be labeled, so you might not even know you’re eating it.

SOURCE: Genetically Modified Salmon Could Enter Food Supply

Top 5 Reasons You Should Eat Organic Food

1.  Eating organic food can help reduce your overall intake of toxins.
In order to get an organic certification, plants and animals cannot be treated with the following; antibiotics, growth hormones, chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge fertilizers, and herbicides.  By eating a whole foods diet base primarily on organic products you can reduce the amount of toxins you intake.   

2. Organic crops have more nutritional value.
Organic farmers are held to a higher standard and must pass inspections in order to have their organic certification.  Recent studies have shown that organic produce has lower cadmium concentrations, lower pesticide exposure, and higher antioxidant counts.  You can read the study HERE

3. Organic farming is better for the earth. 
Organic farms cannot cut the corners that genetically modified (GMO) farms can.  Organic farms cannot rely on pesticides and fertilizers, therefore they must practice more traditional farming practices like crop rotation, natural fertilizers, and traditional pest control measures.  When pesticides and fertilizers are used on farms, a portion of those chemicals seep into the water supply.  When we support organic farmers we are also supporting a cleaner earth.    

4. Organic foods must be Non-GMO.  
In order to receive an organic certification, farms can not use genetically modified seeds, therefore by eating organic, you are eating non-gmo.  Genetically modified (GMO) seeds can not be labeled organic.  You can read more about the USDA food labeling standards on the USDA website. 

5. Organic food tastes better.
At first when you switch back to eating an organic diet, the food might taste bland.  This is because eating chemicals like msg and aspartame can actually "burn out" your taste buds.  After a few months of eating organic you will get your taste buds back and organic food will actually taste better then genetically modified (GMO) food.  

I hope you enjoyed my Top 5 Reasons to Eat Organic.   The downside of eating organic food is it can be more expensive.  The best way to save money and still eat organic is to buy in bulk and cook your own food.  Pre-packaged organic food is usually more expensive then it's GMO counterpart, but if you buy organics in bulk, you can save money on your grocery bill.  

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