Say No Genetically Modified (GM) Food

Agriculture has always been a revered occupation irrespective to the economic status and development of the country. The least of the technologies can be tried on this occupation as it deals with human food and hence any new expertise is hailed with great fanfare. This happened when pesticides cured the farmers off their ‘agri-ills’ for a short span only to make them realise the cons much later. This has happened now with the Genetically Modified (GM) food too. The United States of America greeted the culture and the GM technology, which though denied and debated stands much lower in its intrinsic value that the standard nature given organic food.

Does the sound of ‘engineered’ food make it palatable for you? This sect of food has not really been well-researched on humans and whatever little research has been done shows no dearth of worrisome facts.  Research claims GM food releases toxins that could possibly lead to liver and kidney damage. If you are allergic to any category of food then bid farewell to GM foods as studies reveal that they hike up the intensities of the existing allergies in the body. It has also shown signs of affecting the reproductive systems with disturbing fertility factors. GM foods have also shown startling proofs on lab tested animals of the lowered functionality of the digestive system.

When food is what gives life energy, would people want doubts and worrying research findings around it? History has shown that food is best when it is absolutely natural, when it is organic. Thus, eat natural; after all, there is nothing more important than the food your body relies on.

4 Benefits Of Organic Farming

Are you worried that the vegetables, fruits and other food items you are eating could be contaminated with chemicals and fertilizers? If the answer is yes, making organically grown food products a part of your diet would be a wise move.

Unlike traditional farming, organic food products are cultivated without the use of chemicals. It focuses on producing food with more nutrients and less chemicals. Here is an overview of the benefits of following organic farming techniques:

1)       Lower Cost: It has been discovered that organic farming is more profitable than the traditional farming methods. Using this method farmers can reduce the cost by  about 25 – 30% as it does not make use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

2)       Environmental Benefits: Organic farming is not about applying pesticides or chemical fertilizers to protect and increase yields. It is about preserving our air, soil and water with the use of harmless natural resources. For instance, instead of using weedicides to eliminate weeds, farmers who follow organic farming methods use Mulching Sheets to control weeds that grow in between crops.

3)       Preserves Ecosystem: Organic farming is all about building a synergy with various plant and animal life forms. It is effective in supporting the survival of wildlife in the lowlands. Since this kind of farming does not use chemical pesticides it is a good way to preserve soil.

4)       Healthy Food: Foods produced using organic farming neither contain artificial flavours or preservatives, nor do they contain any harmful chemicals. In other words organic farming helps retain the original nutritional content of food products due to the absence of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

To do your bit towards protecting our environment, practice organic farming. Our next week’s post is about organic gardening tips.