Organic farming is the future
Organic farming is the future because not only are you feeding and regenerating the soil but you are feeding and regenerating it for the people that live from it…It’s not just the absence of poison, it's the addition of nutrients, the addition of minerals.” - Ian Willis, Sylva Lining Organics
Over time the implementation of chemical farming has led to widespread environmental destruction, specifically the depletion of nutrients from our soils and toxic pollution of our waterways creating a health crisis for humans and other living inhabitants. Buying certified organic means, you can guarantee that the produce you are purchasing has gone through the rigorous certification process and has been held to the highest standard of natural and safe farming practises. Certified organic produce is free from nasty herbicides, pesticides and toxic chemicals.
By choosing to eat organic you are contributing to a better world for all by minimising the use of unnecessary and toxic pesticides and fertilisers that have been introduced into modern non-organic farming practises. You are also helping to maintain the integrity and health of the soil as organic farmers nurture the environment around them and grow as nature intended, as naturally as humanly possible. At Garden of Vegan we believe in supporting the biodiversity and longevity of our ecosystem and guarantee that all our fresh produce and wholefood products are certified organic.
“...soil is not a dead inert object. It’s actually teaming with life and there are so many symbiotic relationships between all the insects and animals in the soil and the plants that grow there.” -Ian Willis, Sylva Lining Organics”
What about the Bees! - without them we would have global mass extinction. Bee numbers around the world have
declined in recent times, and pesticide use is believed to be the main reason why. In fact, in some countries
like America, they
have to constantly import more bee colonies from Australia to pollinate their crops. This turns out to be in
most cases, a suicide
mission, immediately killing the bee colony in the process.
And what about the ocean dead zones?
Fertiliser run-off ends up in our waterways and causes eutrophication in our rivers and coastlines. This contributes to dead zones in our marine ecosystems. Fertiliser run-off is one of the major factors contributing to the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef.
think about the nutrients in your veggies!
Agrochemical residue on your food is certainly not good for you. Simply washing this off is a good start, but the main factor we need to worry about is nutrient absorption. The impact pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers have on the soil is irrefutable. The microbiota that lives in the soil is responsible in assisting the plant at absorbing minerals. The chemicals that are sprayed on plants destroy this microbiota. A meta-analysis of 343 peer reviewed studies show a significant difference between the composition of organic and non-organically grown produce. It showed that antioxidants and polyphenols were substantially higher in organic food. These compounds are linked to a reduced risk of chronic diseases, including CVD and neurodegenerative diseases and certain cancers.
Want to know more about organic farming...
Organic plant-based foods are rich in polyphenols. In short, polyphenols are a natural defence mechanism that plants use to fight off environmental threats like insect attacks and extreme environmental conditions. Humans consuming organic produce are more likely to consume plants rich in polyphenols compare to those plants which are sprayed with herbicides or toxic chemicals.
Polyphenols have been found to help humans fight off their own threats and extreme conditions in their body which mimic that of a threat to the plants who built the resistance up. For example, polyphenol compounds are powerful and high in antioxidants and can neutralise free radicals, reduce inflammation and slow the growth of tumours.
The team at Garden of Vegan live a low tox life and encourage our family, friends and dedicated clients to do the same. By choosing to eat organic you are dramatically reducing the amount of chemicals consumed by you and your family daily.
We know that the ideal diet means incorporating more plants and more fresh produce.
We also know that organic produce when compared to non organic produce has been said to contain higher levels of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and general nutrient profiles.
At Garden of Vegan we believe in supporting local certified organic farmers that work hard to provide us with the highest quality, naturally farmed produce. We pride ourselves on collaborating with reputable farmers that we trust and communicate with regularly around their seasonal produce on offer.
Every time you support an organic farmer, you are consciously spending your dollar and encouraging the growth of more organic produce.
The more organic farming land we have, the less pollution and poisoned we will become as a society.