At FruitShare, we hear this question all the time: “is buying organic fruit really worth it?”
The short answer is yes.
A slightly longer answer explains why organic fruit is important – not just for you, but for others and for the environment. And it all comes down to one thing: chemicals. For you, avoiding putting chemicals into your body along with the fruit you eat has a positive impact on your health. You don’t need to worry about toxic chemicals in your body or in your family. That also extends to the farmers and laborers who grew, picked and packed your fruit. When working on organic farms, workers avoid handling harmful chemicals in high concentrations, which is far more dangerous than the small amounts carried to your table in each piece of fruit. By eating organic, you also avoid putting chemicals into the environment. When plants are sprayed, the chemicals get into the ground and seep up through the plant’s roots. Some is also washed away in the rain and gets spread far and wide. And remember – these are chemicals that are designed to kill pests, so they are toxic.
All in all, eating organic takes synthetic chemicals out of the equation, making for a healthier you, a healthier community and a healthier earth. We think that’s totally worth it.