The Organic Freight Train

If there’s one trend that is likely to grow, it’s buying organic. A predominant factor is choosing organic food, is health related, as health concerns grow to due preservatives, chemicals, and questionable food practices. Since 1950, more than 100,000 chemicals have been introduced to our food chain. And while the incidence of breast cancer was one in every 10 women in 1950, four out of every 10 women are now diagnosed with the disease. The finger of blame lies squaring on what we consume and expose our bodies to.

Organic food purchasing is also on the increase due to food safety, taste, and reducing carbon footprint by buying local, which means less carbon emissions put in the air by hauling the product across the country.

By the age of 5, most children have already reached an acceptable amount of toxins from the food they eat. This is primarily due to the pesticides and chemicals used in industrial farming.

An emerging trend that is following suit to that of organic food, is the organic clothing industry. A cotton t-shirt blended with polyester can release approximately one quarter of its weight in air pollutants and ten times its weight in carbon dioxide. Each organic fiber t-shirt you buy eliminates the use of 150 grams of agricultural chemicals. It takes approximately one pound of chemicals to grow three pounds of conventional cotton, while organic cotton is grown chemical free.

Natural and organic fiber fabrics are processed with as few chemicals and harmful impact on the environment as possible. Most people suffering from skin dermatological conditions can comfortably wear garments made from organic fibers such as organic cotton or bamboo.

For more information on Organic Foods & News updates, check out The Organic Consumers Association. 

The Organic Trade Organization