There is plenty to be thankful for and having a special day to give thanks makes Thanksgiving one of Americas most celebrated holidays of the year. It’s a time for family and good eating, so what would be better and more nutritious on the table than food bought from your local organic farmer. It’s not money that keeps an organic farmer going but it’s the passion of growing good healthy nutritious food. He knows his special trade is an investment in the future of our health and the environment.
So what made farmers roll over and accept pesticides in farming. When first introduced, there was reluctance from farmers. However, with some clever marketing and aggressive business tactics, chemical farming eventually achieved widespread acceptance. We are seeing the same affects with the labeling of genetically modified food as millions of dollars are used to persuade people why we shouldn’t label. Chemical companies would have you believe that without genetically modified foods, pesticides and herbicides there would be mass starvation. Marketing is a pretty strong tool and it’s up to us find out where the truth really lies. Marketing is powerful enough to influence and change the minds of people on things that would appear to be plain common sense. Why wouldn’t anyone want to know what’s in and on their food?
We come from the land of the plenty and if we don’t take care of it we will soon find ourselves depending on other countries for our foods. The almighty dollar talks, so gain your freedom from chemical farming by supporting a local organic farmer this Thanksgiving. It’s a great investment in your health, and the environment!