Top 10 reasons to opt for organic products Avoid chemicals. Avoid hormones, antibiotics, and medications in animal products. Reduce pollution and protect water and soil. Conventional agriculture has been using synthetic herbicides, pesticides and insecticides produced by large chemical companies such as Monsanto since the 1940s, long before they were proven to be safe.
The first synthetic chemical used in conventional agriculture (DDT) was banned by the EPA after 30 years of research that concluded that it was causing reproductive harm, hormonal imbalances, tumor growth and neurological disorders in humans (. Although banned in 1972, DDT is still detected in the soil of some conventional crops. Glyphosate quickly took its place as the next synthetic chemical herbicide, produced by the same company (Monsanto) in the 1970s, after the EPA banned DDT. You should know that research conducted by the Internal Agency for Research on Cancer of the WHO (World Health Organization) considered that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans”.
They also found that “people who work with the herbicide (glyphosate) seem to have a higher risk of suffering from a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma (. Glyphosate is now one of the most commonly used products in conventional agriculture. Eating organic foods reduces exposure to pesticides. Pesticides are toxic if they can kill small living things, they can harm larger living things.
Pesticides can cause neurological problems, cancer, infertility, vomiting, diarrhea, allergies, asthma, skin irritation, ADHD, birth defects, and more. And since some people aren't comfortable with the idea of GMOs, this is another common reason why they choose to buy organic food. It is dangerous for several reasons: soil erosion promotes floods and drought and causes excess dust (which can carry around 20 harmful and infectious organisms) to pollute the air.