Is organic food more nutritious?
While nutrient content can vary from farm to farm and year to year, reviews of multiple studies show that organic food do provide significantly greater levels of vitamin C, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus than non-organic food of the same variety.
In addition, organic foods typically provide greater levels of a number of important antioxidant phytochemicals (anthocyanins, flavonoids, and carotenoids). These phytochemicals are thought to be largely responsible for the protective health benefits of plant-based food, beyond those conferred by their vitamin and mineral contents.
How do pesticides affect us?
While being higher in these nutrients, organic food is also significantly lower in nitrates and pesticide residues.
Increased exposure to pesticides has been associated with increased risks of neurodevelopmental issues, such as reduced cognitive skills, ability to learn and memory. Increased exposure to pesticides can also lead to an increased risk of ADHD and autism.
For adults, exposure to pesticides may lead to the development of Parkinson’s disease, fertility issues and cognitive decline later in life. There is also a potential link between cancer and pesticides.
Is organic farming sustainable?
Despite lower yields, organic agriculture is more profitable for farmers because consumers are willing to pay more. These higher prices essentially compensate farmers for preserving the quality of their land.
With organic agriculture, environmental costs tend to be lower and the benefits greater. These effects often extend well beyond the boundaries of their fields. Organic farming is very sustainable in many aspects as it strictly avoids the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Research has shown that organic farms use 45% less energy, release 40% less carbon emission, and foster 30% more biodiversity compared to conventional farms.
In a time of increasing population growth, climate change and environmental degradation, we need agricultural systems that come with a more balanced portfolio of sustainability benefits. Organic farming produces adequate yields and better unites human health, environment and socioeconomic objectives than conventional farming.
At ZENXIN, it is our mission to provide premium quality and trustworthy organic food for our consumers. All products with “organic” in their name is truly certified organic by either NASAA, USDA, EcoCert or otherwise indicated. Our packing facility is also certified by NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia) for organic food repacking and labelling.
When you buy organic food, you are protecting yourselves, the health of farmers, the living creatures around, and also our land and river. Join us in building a more sustainable world for our kids and future generations.
Your every organic purchase is a vote for a sustainable future. Your purchase makes a difference.