Every now again someone will come along who challenges why you only eat organic meat. Perhaps the question has taken you by surprise in the past and you have struggled to explain just why you feel so strongly about natural meat.
But to help you feel more prepared for the next time you’re asked this question, here are some quick and easy-to-remember explanations of why organic meat is so much better for you, animals and the environment.
It’s better for me
Organic food is known to be more nutritious, especially in raw or unprocessed form, according to the Organic Consumers Association. On average, organic food is 25 per cent more nutritious when it comes to the amount of vitamins and minerals it contains.
That means when I eat organic food, I’m getting higher levels of things like vitamin C, D, E and antioxidants.
Organic animals are well-looked after
By eating organic meat I’m supporting animal welfare. The animals aren’t given drugs or additives such as antibiotics or growth hormones, and aren’t exposed to other potentially harmful things such as arsenic or slaughterhouse waste and byproducts.
Organic crops and food aren’t irradiated, and they aren’t fertilised with anything toxic or contaminated. My body thanks me for it!
It’s worth the money
On average, organic produce currently costs around 20 per cent more than its non-organic counterpart.
However, can you really put a price on your health and wellbeing, and that of the Earth?
Even though the produce itself tends to be more expensive, you often end up saving money by being more aware of what you eat and cooking your own food from scratch. It’s all about awareness, and learning about organic foods has made me more aware of my own health as well as environmental and animal welfare issues. You can’t argue with that!