START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good

17 Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

  • 1 of 2
17 Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Organic food was the only option for thousands of years.  Now, with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and genetically-modified foods, organic is still the best option.  Here are 17 reasons to eat organic food:

1.  Genetically-modified foods were unleashed on the environment and the public by corporations like Monsanto without prior testing to determine their safety.  In other words, eating genetically-modified foods (which most people in in large amounts) is participating in a long-term, uncontrolled experiment. Choose organic to avoid participating in this experiment.

2.  More and more research is coming in about the health threat of genetically-modified food.  The results range from intestinal damage, allergies, liver or pancreatic problems, testicular cellular changes, tumors, and even death in the experimental animals. For more information, read the excellent books by Jeffrey M. Smith Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette. I’ll discuss more of the problems linked with GMOs in upcoming blogs. Eating third-party certified organic foods or those that are guaranteed to be grown from organic seed helps protect you from the health consequences of GMOs.

4 Potential Health Risks of Eating GMO Foods

3.  Fruits and vegetables are real food, not pesticide factories. Eighteen percent of all genetically-modified seeds (and therefore foods that grow from them) are engineered to produce their own pesticides.  Research shows that these seeds continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them! Foods that are actually pesticide factories…no thanks.

4.  They’re free of neurotoxins—toxins that are damaging to brain and nerve cells. A commonly-used class of pesticides called organophosphates was originally developed as a toxic nerve agent during World War I. When there was no longer a need for them in warfare, industry adapted them to kill pests on foods. Many pesticides are still considered neurotoxins.  Learn more about pesticides in The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan.

5.  They’re supportive of growing children’s brains and bodies.  Children’s growing brains and bodies are far more susceptible to toxins than adults.  Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and genetically-modified organisms, both of which have a relatively short history of use (and therefore safety).

6.  In study after study, research from independent organizations consistently shows organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods.  Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium. (For more information, check out The Life Force Diet).

Keep reading to learn how organic food is better for the environment…

  • 1 of 2

Read more: Allergies, Asthma, Babies, Cancer, Children, Conscious Consumer, Conservation, Diet & Nutrition, Eating for Health, Eco-friendly tips, General Health, Health & Safety, Healthy Aging, Make a Difference, Michelle Schoffro Cook, Natural Remedies, Smart Shopping, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

quick poll

vote now!

Loading poll...

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


+ add your own
1:14PM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Thanks, if it is best for the environment it is best for you!

7:22PM PST on Jan 11, 2014

Thank you.

12:59AM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

thanks for sharing

7:18PM PDT on Aug 8, 2013


1:21PM PDT on Jul 19, 2013

We grow organic fruit, veggies and flowers on our farm

2:39PM PDT on Jun 17, 2013

Very useful information!

7:44PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013


4:23AM PDT on May 25, 2013

Thank you :)

2:35AM PDT on May 24, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

2:29PM PDT on May 21, 2013

The argument of organic food doesn't yield enough food as let's call it what is GMO crops is no excuse to avoid organic. I find it funny that food produced naturally without pesticides has to be called organic when it should be called conventional and GMO should be labeled GMO or lab experiment. Farming is one place science should have left alone. I am tired of hearing that gmos, pesticides and herbacudes are needed to produce large yeilds if food. We all should be eating organic locally grown food. The only reason farms need to produce large yeilds is for export nd for profit nothing more. Organic isn't that much more expensive than gmo in most cases its a 50 cents difference or a dollar isn't your health worth that difference.

add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

When I saw this in the newspaper the other day, my first thought was this dog is not going to live a…

Wow had no idea what a scary plant, thank you for article.

Mandeep C., your words are full of wisdom. Do what pleases YOU!!!

wish it were easier to brush their teeth

Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.