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Save the Earth – Eat Organic

March 19, 2013

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According to the article Sorry Dr. Oz, But It’s Not All about the Benjamins in Living Green Magazine one has got to look beyond the nutrition labels on the food and beverages that we consume. Nutrition is important but so is sustaining the earth. Dr. Joseph Villa, an Environmental Science professor, discusses an article that Dr. Mehmet Oz wrote in a recent issue of Time Magazine. Dr. Oz believes that there is very little nutritional difference between organic and pre-packaged frozen food.

Villa opposes Dr. Oz’s view because it’s extremely important that we look beyond the nutritional content and instead focus on the impact that eating pre-packaged food has on the environment. The food choices we make should do more than just ease our consciousness; they should also focus on sustainability. Dr. Villa believes that a long-term investment needs to be made in the health of the planet.

We have used more fossil fuel, increased our use of irrigation, and have used more chemical fertilizers and pesticides than ever before. The demand for food also means that we have cultivated more land and developed more productive livestock and crop varieties. While these things are important for our survival it is also important to maintain healthy water, soil, and biodiversity to maintain sustainability for future generations.

With the world’s population growing at an alarming rate, it is critical that we protect those very things that are being degraded and documented as unsustainable. The natural systems that we depend on such as air and water purification, nutrient cycling, climate regulation, recycling waste and plant pollination are being destroyed at an astounding rate. In turn, resources are being depleted, habitats are being destroyed and pollution is taking over the planet.

We take protecting the earth seriously here at Wholesome Sweeteners. Our sugar, Stevia, agave and honey products are cultivated organically. We don’t use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides in growing and cultivating our organic products nor do any of our products come from genetically modified plants. We believe in saving the environment and protecting the earth for future generations.

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