Every day more and more people are developing concerns about the quality of the food we eat. They are concerned because most of our food today is being produced by huge mega-farms and this industry is very dependent of using a lot of chemicals in the production of our food.
For example, a farm where vegetables or fruits are being raised for public consumption may be using a lot of chemical sprays to suppress weeds and insect infestations. In some cases, the harmful chemicals are taken up by the plant roots and end up in the food we eat. In addition to using chemical herbicides and pesticides, most farms also use artificial fertilizers that contain a lot of potassium and nitrogen but lack other minerals essential to our health such as magnesium.
Much of the meat that is commercially available comes from livestock that is fed a lot of chemicals including antibiotics and various substances meant to help them put on weight quickly.
Those people who are concerned about their food often decide to make the switch to eating organic food even though it may sometimes cost more. Organic food is raised without artificial chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. The soil is kept very healthy by the application of natural fertilizers such as green manures made from plants.
Because meat that is raised organically does not contain antibiotics or growth hormones, it will not place such a large chemical burden on the body when it is eaten. Plants and animals that are raised organically will contain far more nutrients that our bodies need. They will also be lacking in the undesirable chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides. For this reason, many people are making the choice to become healthy with organic foods. Most people who try organic foods say that the food tastes far better than produce that has been raised the non-organic way.