You often hear folks say that organic food is too expensive. What do you think? As far as we are concerned the answer is a resounding “No!!” In fact we always say that going organic is cheaper.
Why would we say this when in most cases organic produce and products are often more expensive than conventionally grown produce at the point of sale?
To illustrate we once had a young boarder and often he would come home with some “bargain” purchase – quite often of mushrooms. Triumphantly he would hold up the bag and declare “Look! I bought these for only $2! Just think how much money I have saved.” He thought only in terms of money. In contrast we think only in terms of how was the food grown, were the soils functioning to release the optimum range of nutrients, were chemicals used and ultimately is the food worth eating as far as our bodily needs are concerned.
We all are aware that we live in an increasingly toxic world, our lives seem to be increasingly busier and we often become stressed because we seem to have so much on our plate or life has dealt us a heavy challenge. So when we do have a choice we choose to look after our body to the best of our ability. We grow some of our own food and shop where we can trust that the food is organic or at least ethically grown. We practice yoga and meditation and every day commence a meal as a family being grateful – often thanking the farmers who have provided the food on our table. And we do often have a good laugh and have developed a positive outlook.
So consider this alternative: if every time we ate we chose to eat food which has been grown with petrochemical fertilizers and sprayed with pesticides which are increasing our bodies toxic load. Many of these chemicals stay we know stay in our tissues and we know that some chemicals used in agriculture have been linked to cancer and other degenerative diseases and also infertility. Once this toxic load overwhelms our immune system (and the time this takes will vary from person to person) we become sick.
So if you were to come down with some debilitating disease at the age of 40, 50, 60 or even 70 years of age what would be the cost emotionally, financially and in your ability to lead a great life? Time off work, medical bills, stress, loss of independence perhaps or worse?
So let’s go back to our young boarder. In the long run if he chooses food for its nutritional value rather than their dollar value he will potentially be saving himself thousands of dollars and extending the quality of his life at the same time. To us it is a no-brainer. At least you know that you are doing your best to stack the odds in your favour for the future.
Ref: Inspired by Organic farm share. For more visit: http://www.organicfarmshare.com/