Congratulations to SimplySolar who said...
As a fitness buff, I can definitely attest to the fact that organic eating will definitely increase performance.
I`ve been sold for awhile!
You're getting a copy of the Organic Manifesto from Rodale Publishing!
I've been thinking: Organic food's been getting a bad rap lately. Since a 2009 study pronounced that organic food was no more "healthy" than non-organic food, many people have wondered why they'd spend the extra money. I had a big problem with that study, because it totally missed the point of why people buy organic in the first place. If you're wondering why we do, then there's a great new book for you to read: Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe
eye-opening, spectacular, and passionate. Organic Manifesto explains in detail exactly what organic food means for us and for the planet. From the website:
Rodale was founded on the belief that organic gardening is the key to better health both for us and for the planet, and never has this message been more urgent. Now Maria Rodale, CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., sheds new light on the state of 21st-century farming. She examines the unholy alliances that have formed between the chemical companies that produce fertilizer and genetically altered seeds, the agricultural educational system that is virtually subsidized by those same companies, and the government agencies in thrall to powerful lobbyists, all of which perpetuate dangerous farming practices and deliberate misconceptions about organic farming and foods. Interviews with government officials, doctors, scientists, and farmers from coast to coast bolster her position that chemical-free farming may be the single most effective tool we have to protect our environment and, even more important, our health.
If you're considering going organic - or perhaps more importantly, if you're not - this book is a must-read. Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe is available at Amazon, Chapters and other retailers.
And - I have a copy to give away compliments of Rodale! Simply comment on this post detailing what your reasons are for learning more about going Organic by Friday, April 30th. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you. I'll draw a name at random and contact you directly. Good luck!