The Rodale Institute writes:
“Organic is a philosophy. This isn’t just about food. Organic is a vision for working and living in harmony with nature. The result is healthy soil, which grows healthy plants, which make for healthy people. By abstaining from synthetic inputs and encouraging natural systems, organic farmers help create a better future for people, animals, and the environment.”
Rodale answers some of consumers’ most frequently asked questions: “How do I know that what I’m buying is organic?
I’ve heard organic won’t be able to feed the growing population. I’ve heard that organic uses more land and is worse for the environment. What are GMOs? Don’t organic farmers use even more toxic chemicals? Why does organic cost more?
What is the “Dirty Dozen”? Is organic more nutritious?”