veggiesMost people buy organic food because someone told them it’s pesticide-free, and that’s it. In our grab-and-go world, I doubt many consumers spend time researching what they eat.

But the benefits of organic food extend beyond the omission of pesticides. Organic farming is more environmentally-friendly than conventional agriculture, free of genetically modified organisms and organics are considered more nutritious and much more.

In this podcast, Peter Melchett, policy director of the United Kingdom’s Soil Association, discusses the less talked about advantages of going organic, such as humane treatment of organic food animals and lower emissions of climate changing greenhouse gases. Global food production is one of the major contributors to global warming.

Via FoodNavigator.