Organic Products are often expensive, and even if we convince ourselves to give them a go, we’re often left feeling disappointed (and a little cheated) at how much (or little honestly) we got for the big bucks we had to fork out!
They’re seasonal (and with the damage climatic catastrophes like the drought in Australia, they may not even be that) and to top it all off, there’s no actual evidence they’re even better for us so we just end up feeling cheated!
Well, the sad thing is that our planet is being faced with the very real devastating effects of climate change, and much exploitation of the planet’s resources and over-farming/over-fishing means that ‘going green’ may not just be a trendy slogan that we tell our friends we are doing. It may actually be our only option, and that option is needed now.
As worrying as this sounds; it’s not all bad! Especially for our children. Let’s have a look at some hard hitting facts that prove that organics are no longer a luxury but a requirement.
Why you may want to pay a little more for Organic Products:
There are a number of very justified reasons why organic products are actually more expensive in comparison to their unnatural, pesticide filled nemeses:
- These include being grateful to farmers who are using a significantly higher amount of labour than growers who use chemicals by providing natural solutions to protect their crop so it gets to our dining tables as deliciously healthy as mother nature always intended.
- Qualifying for organic certification requires providers to go through a lot of red-tape, hard work, and money which is often borne by the organic farmers’ personal funds, so naturally, a slightly higher price tag is to be expected and most imperatively, understood and appreciated.
- Organic ingredients also grow slower due to the absence of growth hormones and other pesticides, which means that the turnaround is lesser in comparison. Most importantly, organic livestock tends to live healthier lives better aligned to their natural instincts, which is ultimately better for us and our children.
Check out this quick to read detailed list on why Organic Products may be more expensive.
Organic Products are ultimately better for the environment and us:
You may have noticed the increase in children developing allergies from a young age as you’ve grown older. Let’s take a moment to think about this. When you were a child, or when your parents were children, how many of your friends, your parents’ friends or even your grandparents’ friends had allergies? Chances are few if any. Why is this?
Before genetically modified organisms (GMO) came into our lives (and big businesses got involved in halting the easy access of what is everyone’s birthright – healthy and fresh food), many vegetables and other foodstuffs were organic by their very nature. They were free from chemicals and harsh additives, and, people ate food the way nature encouraged us to – fresh and free from preservatives not found naturally.
Even though there is no clear scientific evidence to prove that GMO products are dangerous (though this is changing as science researches this more), the potential harmful side-effects GMOs may have on the human body and the environment are not entirely understood yet – a dangerous state to be trapped in the midst of, for especially our children!
Organic products take a precautionary perspective and most importantly, encourage natural biodiversity. You can better educate yourself on the benefits of organic agriculture on the environment as well.
Although there is limited evidence about the negative effects of non-organic products, using natural products externally and feeding natural products to your children ensures they are consuming all the nutrients and proteins they should be, which means you know that your family is getting the best possible natural protection and defenses they are supposed to be for a long, and most importantly, healthier life.
According to the Australian Organic Market Report, the organic sector has had a 15.4% compound annual growth rate since 2009 and is valued at over 1.72AUD billion. Consumption of certified organic products is at a record high and the trend isn’t just down-under. The same incredible increase for Organic Products can be seen in the United States and the United Kingdom. People everywhere are no longer willing to take chances when it comes to their and their families’ safety.
Our most precious resources are our children but they are also the future of this stunning planet of ours. It’s common sense to present them with the best possible start in life and give them the best possible food for growth.
This beautiful earth of ours is filled with an abundance of natural resources and solutions. It’s time we took a helping hand from Mother Nature, wouldn’t you agree?
After all, her experience and wisdom are bountiful and we’re sure you’d agree – Mother always knows best.
Have you got any stories on an organic way of life you can share with our readers, particularly when it comes to our children and their health?