Over the years, there have been debates on which food is superior to the other; organic foods or genetically modified ones. While this debate is mostly based on personal preferences, it is worth noting that the nutritional and health benefits of these foods differ greatly. It is worth noting that organic food is not only expensive but also not readily available GMOs. However, people who advocate for organic foods argue that their nutritional, health, and other benefits are worth the expense and hassle of getting this food. Here are some of the notable benefits of organic foods over GMOs:
Organic Foods Are Healthy
The fascinating aspect about organic foods is that they are grown naturally, with little or no addition of chemicals and pesticides. As such, organic foods do not contain any chemical residues or other harmful additions. On the other hand, the production of GMOs relies heavily on the use of chemicals, including pesticides and growth boosters. Due to this, these foods (GMOs) are linked to a host of illnesses and diseases including infertility, intestinal damage, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and allergies, among other conditions.
High Nutrient Count
Since there is no use of synthetic fertilizers and other chemicals in the production of organic foods, the nutrient content of the food is quite high. Overall, these foods contain high counts of nutrients such as calcium, antioxidants, chromium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin C. These nutrients are beneficial to grow children, people recovering from illnesses and generally everyone seeking to have good health. The nutrient count in GMOs is low, and hence, their supplement of nutrients to the body is considerably minimal compared to organic ones. The use of natural farming methods in producing organic foods goes a long way in ensuring that these foods contain a high amount of healthy nutrients.
Organic Foods Are Often Fresh
Organic foods are mostly eaten directly from the farm without any need for using preservatives like in GMOs. In addition to this, farmers do not add any preservatives or equivalent chemicals to enhance the shelf-life of the foods. The freshness of these foods guarantees that the nutrients in the organic foods are in their best state for excellent taste and benefits. However, some farmers use preservatives on organic foods, and as such, it is necessary to check the source of the food. This helps in guaranteeing that there are no preservatives on the foods.
Organic Foods Are Good for the Environment
In present times, protecting and improving the environment has become a collective responsibility. In line with this, promoting the consumption of organic foods has become one of the best ways of protecting the environment. This is because there are no chemicals used in the production and consequent preservation of the food. Farming without the use of chemicals also goes a long way in reducing the number of chemicals that animals ingest into their bodies. These chemicals are passed on to humans when their meat and milk products are added into the diet.
Children, fetuses, pregnant women, and people with illnesses (both short-term and terminal) are more vulnerable to the damaging effects of genetically modified foods. Overall, these foods weaken immunity and can be triggering factors for cancers and other life-threatening illnesses.