Incline Village, NV, April 01, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- It is an unfortunate fact that most of the produce available today have been exposed to pesticide. Commercial farming practices still revolve around using pesticides and growing genetically-modified (GMO) seeds—making it harder for the ordinary consumer to access safe food. Home and Garden America, a non-GMO seed company, has expressed great concern over this issue and suggests that choosing organic and growing a garden using an heirloom seed kit are the best ways to prevent pesticides in food.
According to Home and Garden America, going organic is ideal because organic produce are grown only through the most natural means possible. Pesticides and other dangerous chemicals are strictly prohibited since they go against the very notion of organic gardening. This means that simply eating organic fruits and vegetables can significantly reduce one's exposure to pesticides.
The Environmental Health Perspectives recently published a study that followed the diets of around 4,500 consumers in the United States. The purpose was to examine the exposure levels of the subjects to organophophate, an insecticide that is prevalent on many conventional farms in the country. The study found that the subjects who often or always consumed organic produce have 65% lower pesticide levels than those who do not eat organic.
"The results clearly show that an organic diet is the effective solution to keeping pesticides away from your food, so make it a habit to buy locally-grown produce for your own health and safety. Or better yet, grow your own food by using organic heritage seeds. This way, you can personally check the quality of the food you eat," suggests an expert from Home and Garden America.
As large-scale commercial farms continue to sell pesticide-laden products, the fight for better foods is now more critical than ever.
"The advent of more local organic farms and non-GMO seed companies is a good sign that people want access to healthier food. Today, choosing organic doesn't just mean rejecting pesticides and genetic modification—it is a symbolic act that gives support to our local farms, helps preserve our organic seed supply, reduces environmental impact, as well as encourages people to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle," the expert concluded.
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Chuck Harmon writes consumer information material on several topics, and his knowledge in organic gardening is no exception. He is an avid collector of organic heritage seed kits.