Delicious, Healthy, Environmental Reasons to Eat Organic Foods
By Robin Loving
Organic has many definitions, but what are the reasons people are encouraged to eat organic foods? That is the question Rosana Álvarez, president of Via Orgánica, will answer Tuesday, August 2, at 12:30pm at Rotary, which meets at Hotel Misión on Salida a Querétaro 1. The presentation will be free and in English.
Delicious, Economical, Environmental Reasons
to Eat Organic Foods
Tue, Aug 2, 12:30pm
Salida a Querétaro 1
“Eating organic foods is delicious, healthy, and environmentally friendly,” says Álvarez. It does not allow chemical fertilizers or pesticides. “Officials on cancer urge organic food consumption. Agro-toxics sold worldwide are associated with cancer, kidney problems, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, obesity, diabetes, and infertility. Artificial colors and flavors are associated with bad behavior in children. Organic food has more nutrients and is healthier,” she says.
“In addition, organic growing techniques aid soil fertility and can transform arid land into productive land so that ailing economies can become stronger,” says Álvarez. Organic growing methods promote water preservation and do not contaminate ground, she maintains. Too, organic growing techniques promote the preservation of ancestral seeds typical of each region, promoting sustainability, says Álvarez.
“We are working in partnership with a new organization called Regeneration International, which is working with people all over Mexico and the world to spread the word about how agriculture can be a primary tool to help solve the climate crisis,” says Álvarez.
Genetically modified organisms are related to birth defects, allergies, and starvation, so organic foods are safer, she asserts. And eating locally-grown organic food has positive economic impacts, as foods don’t have to be transported. Local organic food production also promotes local small-scale business and thus the local economy, maintains Álvarez.
“And, locally grown organic food tastes better! Try for yourself and you will see, eating food harvested the same day and grown without toxic chemicals is delicious.”
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