Organic food has been an increasingly popular topic over the last 20 years, as people have become disillusioned with the industrial nature of mass-produced, microwavable ready-meals. There is a movement towards people taking more care of their bodies, more care of nature and spending more time and care on being careful about what we eat. As a result, nature food stores and organic stores are popping up all over the place, and your options are greater than ever.
Organic foods offer the benefit of being free from chemical pesticides and insecticides that can build up in the body. Often, simply washing fruit of vegetables can help to remove some of these harmful substances, but dangerous chemicals can still remain inside the food even after it’s cooked. Meat grown on organic farms is usually accompanied by better conditions for the animals, so for animal lovers it makes a lot of sense to invest in organic meat, not to mention that the quality is noticeably higher when the animal has a decent life!
The other positive movement in the food industry is the advance towards local produce, which helps the environment by cutting down on transport, which in turn reduces the carbon dioxide put into the atmosphere by trucks shipping your food across the country. Many organic farmers now often sell their produce directly, or drive to a nearby farmers market to sell their goods. If you know you are buying from a local source, you are helping your local economy and this is good for everyone.
Organic and local produce can be more expensive, but really, the extra cost is offset by the benefit to the environment and the health benefits on offer. At erento.co.uk you can find holiday homes in some of the best regions for organic food and local produce.