We all know that a healthy diet helps us maintain good health and prevent disease, but have you stopped to think about the benefits of eating local organic food? We give you 10 reasons to do it:
Because they respect the environment.
Organic agricultural production preserves the environment in several ways. It contributes, among other effects, to mitigating climate change, improves the energy efficiency of agricultural systems, promotes biodiversity and reduces the accumulation of pollutants in the environment.
Because they have been produced without pesticides and fertilizers of chemical synthesis.
The release and impact of these substances in the environment and their presence in food for human and animal consumption are thus avoided.
Because strict animal welfare rules apply.
Organic livestock farming is facilitated by outdoor exercise areas, pastures for herbivorous animals and spacious and comfortable accommodations that allow adequate living conditions adapted to the animals’ needs.
Because the use of antibiotics in animal health is very limited.
The rhythms and conditions of production in organic farming are less intensive and therefore, the incidence of diseases decreases. However, if animals become ill to avoid suffering, curative treatment with antibiotics can ultimately be used on a timely basis.
Because the use of food additives is very restricted.
During the process of transformation and preparation of organic food, only a very small number of additives can be used, essential to ensure that the transformation is carried out with all the safety guarantees and that they do not alter the final quality of the product.
Because genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not used.
The rules of organic production explicitly prohibit the cultivation and use of genetically modified organisms, either for animal or human consumption.
Because they are products of certified quality.
Organic production must meet, in addition to all the general rules, some very rigorous specific ones, and all the companies that participate in the production process, from the field to the table, are subject to annual controls carried out by entities of certification
Because they promote sustainable rural development.
Ecological production methods play a social role that favors the conservation and improvement of the wealth of our agricultural and landscape heritage, and promotes the quality of life in rural areas.
Because they improve food sovereignty.
The increase in the consumption of local organic food improves our capacity for food autonomy based on sustainable production and marketing methods that result in the well-being of society and enhance short marketing channels.
Because they are healthy, nutritious and tasty.
Thanks to organic production techniques, the food obtained usually has a high concentration of vitamins, minerals and polyunsaturated fatty acids, as well as antioxidants, among others. Not forcing natural growth rates positively affects the smell, taste and texture of food.
So take care of what you eat and eat what takes care of you.
At Casa Amella we believe in a fairer and more honest food model, which is why we take responsibility for working with local farmers who practice organic farming. We deserve food and a better world.💚
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