Would you eat out of your toilet? What about voluntarily consume arsenic?
That’s exactly what you’re doing when you eat conventionally farmed food according to Animal Feed. Animals raised to be eaten can be fed sewage sludge, arsenic-based drugs and the byproducts of other animals among other not so tasty meals.
Conventionally grown fruit and vegetables are also commonly exposed to highly toxic materials and can legally be genetically modified.
The best way to avoid these toxic factors is to buy organic food and beverages.
Because a product needs to have zero chemicals used in production to be certified as organic, limiting your purchasing to certified products is a good way to protect yourself and your family from the myriad of health issues that can arise from pro-longed exposure to commonly used chemicals.
There are also many other benefits to consuming organic products.
Organic milk and meat have been shown to have approximately 50% more omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind) than their conventionally produced counterparts.
They were also found to have lower levels of less desirable fatty acids and organic milk provides 40% more conjugated linoleic acid than its standard counterpart.
Higher Energy Levels
Not only are the chemicals used in the production of conventional produce toxic but they can also strip foods of their nutrients. Organic food, however, increases its levels of nutrients and flavonoids (those things that make food taste good) through deeper roots and longer ripening periods.
Because of the higher levels of essential vitamins and nutrients present in organic products, you will also see an increase in your energy levels.
Because it is easier for our bodies to process antioxidants from organic sources, and antioxidants support the immune system, an organic diet can improve your immunity to some diseases.
Genetically modified compounds have also been linked to greatly decreased immune system functionality in animals, which humans share a surprisingly large amount of DNA with, so the lack of genetic modification in organic products is also beneficial to consumers.
Reduced ‘toxic burden’
‘Toxic burden’ refers to the buildup of toxins your body can develop from years of consuming chemicals such as pesticides and antibiotics.
Switching to organic produce can help cleanse your body of these nasties and lower levels of poison in your body can only be a good thing.
Better for the environment.
Organic produce is also, by definition, better for the environment.
Because chemicals are a big no no in the organic realm, there’s nothing unnatural being added to soil or waterways through their growth.
Plants are also allowed to mature and “breed” naturally which is another benefit for the Earth.
This list is far from exhaustive but hopefully it has given you a good idea of what an organic diet can do to improve your quality of life.
If you’re interested in finding out more and/or switching to an organic lifestyle, the Organic Food and Beverage Exhibition can offer a wealth of resources. The event is co-hosted by Organic & Natural and will be held at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 18 - 20, 2018.
Posted by : Jessica Jones
Organic & Natural aims to make forming international partnerships and increasing your revenue as easy as possible. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can just wander in blind and expect success.
To help you get the most out of the exhibition, we’ve outlined some tips below to ensure that your visit with us is as productive as possible.
Utilise the O2O platform.
We wouldn’t have integrated the O2O system if it didn’t get results. Use the platform to do your research, communicate with other attendees and organise your schedule before the show.
Not only will this help you manage your time at the exhibition, it will also make it easier to keep in touch after the event thanks to the in-built, real time, translation services and ease of use.
Attend the on-site conferences.
You’re going to be there anyway so what not give the available conferences a go?
Worst case scenario is you come out of them with some interesting information but positive outcomes are limitless.
Follow your schedule.
Nobody is going to chase you around forcing you to stick to the plan you’ve made, but your day will certainly flow more smoothly if you do.
It’s also just good manners to uphold agreements you’ve previously made so please don’t waste your time and opportunities or those of others.
Leave time for general browsing and communication.
Yes, it’s good to be organised, but you may also be pleasantly surprised by other offerings at the exhibition so it is recommended to leave yourself enough time to explore other avenues as well as your pre-planned meetings and purchases.
Have samples readily available.
Just because you know your product is good doesn’t mean that buyers will automatically agree with you.
Have samples and information ready to present to the buyer so they can see for themselves what your inventory can do.
Keep your stand organised.
This is important even if you only carry one type of product but if your range is larger it is imperative that you keep your area organised.
You’re going to be busy throughout the exhibition and having to look for the things you need when a buyer asks a question is not only frustrating but also looks unprofessional.
That’s about it really, basic planning and knowing who you want to meet with will go a long way towards ensuring you get the most out of your time with Organic & Natural.
We hope you enjoy the exhibition and wish you the best of luck with your new partnerships.
Posted by : Jessica Jones