Why Buy Organic?

By PSU EcoMerge Capstone - 9:44 PM



Did you know that organic farmed food uses 30 percent less energy than conventional farming, and that organic farming produces 48 to 60 percent less carbon dioxide then conventional agriculture? 
 So you may be asking yourself well why does this matter to me?

 It’s simple by supporting farms that care take the environment you are in turn lessening your own carbon footprint and eating a better quality of food for yourself and your family.

  Organic farming produces 48-60 percent less carbon dioxide than conventional farming not to mention that organically farmed soil holds more carbon instead of releasing it into the atmosphere, which in turn contributes to global warming.
Did you also know that organic farmers don’t use pesticides this helps preserve ground water and pesticide runoff which is good for our environment and helps prevent erosion.  

 When buying foods that are grown by your local organic farmers your dollars help support the farm and this helps contribute to the well-being of your community. 

 In our local community there are so many great farmers markets and food co-ops which sell local and organic produce and other food products. So next time you are in your local store think about all of the pesticides and toxins that you are putting into your body.  Here is a link to some of Portland's local farmers markets that sell fresh organic produce. http://www.portlandfarmersmarket.org





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