Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 60: Why Organic?

Tonight, I attended a talk at a vegan restaurant that happens every week.  We discuss issues about healthy living, like a plant-based diet, detoxification, exercise, etc.  Tonight, the subject was mostly about the importance of eating organic food and avoiding foods with GMOs (genetically modified organisms).  Because this is so important to me and to the planet, I would like to discuss some ideas we tossed around tonight.

Food that has been grown conventionally creates problems on many levels.  First, from a health view, it contains chemicals that build up in the body, suppress the immune system, create disease from allergies to cancer and rob the body of important nutrients.

Second, conventional farming practices pour massive amounts of poisons onto the plants and ground.  This gets into the food chain, contaminates our water supply, has devastating effects on pollinators like bees and butterflies and ruins the soil.

Third, many crops are now contaminated with GMOs, especially corn, soy and wheat.  These foods are found in almost all of the boxed, canned, frozen, and prepared foods that so many of us eat.  Foods from fast food restaurants, commercial grocery stores, coffee shops like Starbucks and virtually everywhere else contain at least some ingredients that have GMOs.  Research about the effects of GMOs on our bodies and the environment is inconclusive and already starting to show negative results.  Please educate yourself about this important subject and try to eat organic food as much as possible.

Eating organic food that is grown in good soil with love means that you are creating greater health for yourself, the planet and all living things.  As much as possible try to make a commitment to eat as close to 100% organic food as you can.  Eat local.  Grow your own food.  Stop supporting companies that sell contaminated food.  Be healthy.

Mystic Merman


  1. Great topic! I'm avoiding GMO foods by buying from our local farmer's markets, and little roadside stands. In some cases, i'm spending less money by doing this, and overall, i'm feeling better about the food i'm eating which i believe processes better in my body. Being conscientious about what is organic is now second nature to me, and i can tell by the taste whether or not fruit in particular is organic. To me, it's a very obvious difference.

    Good health!

  2. I agree, Krista. Organic food just tastes so much better. I love supporting small, organic farms, as well.