It’s good to support local farmers. It helps the local economy. And since there is a shortage of farmers, anything we can do to encourage farming nationally or locally would be helpful to our futures and our future physical health.
One theory is that your body has adapted to works best if you eat food and produce that are ripe in your area. So in summer you eat the foods that are harvested in the summer in your region of the country. That was a healthy way of eating in the past. But with people moving around so much, I’m not sure that theory is practical or meaningful.
Then there is the subject of organics, which I wrote about in my prior post. Those who feel very strongly about organics believe that it is better to eat organic foods that may have to be transported than to eat local foods that are not organic.
In Georgia we have the opportunity to have the best of both worlds. Let’s support local farmers and get organic food at the same time! Check out the Organics Directory
So, when my money gets tight, as it is for so many in America these days, I struggle with the decision to pay the extra price for organic produce. I believe toxins and pesticides are killing us and causing cancer and other diseases. And in the long run, avoidance of health issues saves me money. Not to mention the benefits to health, well being and quality of life that come from eating a healthy diet filled with pure, unadulterated, non-genetically modified food. My body know what to do with food. It does not necessarily know how to process the chemicals and toxins we put on and in our food.
I found a great site to encourage me hold to the organic path.