A Great Food Gift - Get It Right Every Time!

Want to save the planet? Vote with your wallet

Creativity 5 min read Dec 04, 2019

Giving a great quality food gift is always a winner, particularly if it’s a box of organic fruits and vegetables! That’s why we’re pleased that Ivanhoe Community Grocers are supporting us to raise funds for our charity partner ​1% for the Planet.​

This is perfect for families with young children or to feed your own family at Christmas. If you haven’t considered organic produce before, today, the team at Ivanhoe Community Grocers share the top 8 reasons to buy organic.

Visit Ivanhoe Community Grocers and use the code WETEACHME ​to get the freshest, organic fruit and veg delivered to your doorstep. (Selected delivery areas only). For every purchase made until 31 December 2019, $3 goes to ​1% for the Planet.

8 Reasons to Buy Organic Fruits and Vegetables

1. Buy organic to… Enjoy outstanding flavour

Taste is subjective, but it’s difficult to debate the flavour difference with organic. Organic fruits and vegetables aren’t covered in any kind of artificial preservatives, which means their shelf life is shorter. And as a result, consumers get a fresher, better-tasting product.

2. Buy organic to… Reduce global warming

Conventional agriculture production, compared to organic food production, uses more fossil fuels. On the other hand, sustainable farming methods may use 23% to 56% less fossil energy than the more orthodox farming methods. Thus, buying organic food supports sustainable farming, which in turn utilises fewer energy resources, and reduces global warming impacts.

3. Buy organic to… Stay healthy and safe

Certified organic fruits and vegetables grown in Australia are ​guaranteed to be free from synthetic pesticides, herbicides, hormones, and antibiotics​. Pesticides are poisonous; by nature, they’re designed to kill bugs, flies, and little critters. If common sense doesn’t tell you not to eat food covered in them, perhaps the sight of those Hazchem suit-wearing farmers does! Just sayin’.

4. Buy organic to… Keep our water clean

Pesticides and chemicals don’t belong in our drinking water! Surface water runoff from non-organic farms leads to pesticide deposits in streams, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. Organic food farming methods help keep our water clean and uses less water overall, also. Buy organic to help preserve and protect our planet’s water supplies.

5. Buy organic to… Safeguard future generations

Nearly 15 years ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that pesticides and chemicals in foods do cross over the placenta. Pesticides and everyday chemicals have been linked to health risks in-utero and to infertility problems in both men and women. Choosing organic fruit and veg means less pesticides, less chemicals, less exposure.

6. Buy organic to… SOS - Save Our Soil

Soil erosion and degradation is a big deal, particularly with so much drought being experienced currently. It encourages both flooding and drought and sends excess dust in the air. Sustainable farming methods used ​on organic farms help control soil erosion. Soil from organic farms is also pesticide-free and won’t add toxic chemicals into the air. Supporting farmers who are using organic growing principles therefore helps to save our soil.

7. Buy organic to… Protect more animals

We’re pretty sure that animals don’t like it when pesticides infiltrate their habitats. Wild animals, fish, and birds need healthy plants, streams, and rivers to live in and around. Research also shows that ​organic livestock are more likely to be raised in more conscious and caring environments than non-organic livestock. Buying organic helps animals both on the farm and in their natural habitat.

8. Buy organic to… Vote with your wallet

The best way to show our governments and businesses that people care about quality organics is to buy quality organics. Your purchases make a huge difference because companies listen to consumer demand. The response is always more competitive prices and better options. When it comes to food, you get what you pay for! And how do you even put a price on your own health and longevity?

Vote with your wallet at Ivanhoe Community Grocers and use the code WETEACHME. For every purchase made until 31 December 2019, $3 goes to ​1% for the Planet.

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