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The Benefits of Eating Organic

Eating organic food can be a better way to improve your overall health. Organic food is food made using methods meeting the strict standards of organic agriculture. Standards vary greatly throughout the world, but most organic agriculture practices include practices that restore biodiversity, cycle natural resources and promote environmental balance. Many people are concerned about the chemicals used in modern agriculture, so eating organically is an easy way to make sure that you're not contributing to the pollution and environmental damage of the world.

One of the most important benefits of organically grown food is that it uses foods and materials which have not been modified through genetic engineering or herbicide and pesticide use. In many respects, this is like traditional agriculture but without the use of chemicals. One major benefit of raising livestock in an environment devoid of harmful pesticides and other chemicals is the reduction in risk for illnesses and diseases. Animal antibiotics are a common practice in conventional agriculture, and antibiotics in food are often used in ways that can be potentially dangerous to consumers.

Another one of the many benefits of eating organic is the reduction of risk for certain types of cancer. Several studies have shown that organically grown foods can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Many food safety advocates believe that the benefits of organically grown foods far outweigh the risks, especially since organic produce often lacks residues of harmful chemicals.

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