What does organic food mean to you? For me, organic foods are ones without pesticides and chemicals while preserving their nutrients.
I was intrigued when I heard that CLIF® Bar was sharing videos on organic farming. I care about the quality of foods that my family eats and want to provide them with the best I can. I always purchase organic foods from the “dirty dozen” list of fruits and vegetables, dairy and meats. With that being said, I am a huge fan of “everything in moderation” so I do the best I can. Oats have never been high on my list for organic foods. Until now.
I watched a video about Brian Krumm, a fourth generation oat farmer in Canada and his story was compelling. Brian’s grandfather started farming back in 1948 and then his father took over the family business. They used conventional methods of farming back then with pesticides and chemicals. I was startled to learn that Brian’s father, along with five other farmers in the area, had all died of pancreatic cancer or similar ailments. There is no where of proving the correlation but those statistics are astonishing. Brian no longer wanted to use chemicals or have his children around them and switched from convention to organic farming and never looked back.
Please take a few minutes to watch this video about Farmer Brian, his family and his passion for organic farming. It gives you the insight as to just how important this really is.
I support CLIF® Bar’s commitment to using the best ingredients in their products and I applaud them for taking the time to educate consumers on the importance of knowing where your food comes from. Please visit CLIF® Bar’s Facebook page and Twitter to learn more about their passion for quality ingredients.
How important is eating organic foods to you?
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