The planet we live on is the most precious thing we have, our home. Unfortunately, we do not treat it like we should. We live in a world of abundance, in which it seems easy to get everything we want on the spot.
Saying this we do not only refer to Amazon Prime, but to the fact that if you want strawberries the 1st of January, you can get them without a problem. A life in the midst of capitalism and without any mindfulness leaves its mark. And so begins our dear planet to weaken.
Melting polar ice caps, oceans contaminated by plastic, species threatened with extinction, deforested rainforests, all these are the consequences of our carelessness and ingratitude towards the planet.
Our behavior is not fair. The planet provides us with everything we need to survive and it is not fair towards our children and grandchildren. They are the ones who will have to deal with the consequences of our behavior.
We at OkamiBio want to contribute to a better future and a healthy planet for our children, grandchildren and their grandchildren. That's why we only use organic products, because we are convinced they are better. We are a transparent company which has nothing to hide. Neither in the way we work nor in our products. This is what the world needs nowadays . The real deal.
Organic products have significant benefits over commercially manufactured products, which are related to the health of our planet and, subsequently, our own health. Some people are in denial with organic products because they think it is a scam. Others say that there are no proofs about organic products being healthier than normal ones.
Let’s see what the actual health benefits of organic products are:
Commercially manufactured products have to be produced in huge quantities under all circumstances. Every possible interference factor, that may harm the harvest, must be switched off. Therefore a huge amount of synthetic pesticides, chemicals and other toxins are used.
Synthetic pesticides are toxic products. They can cause neurological problems, cancer, infertility, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergies and asthma, wheezing, rashes, and other skin problems, ADHD, birth defects and more.
It is a very simple fact that commercially produced products are treated with synthetic pesticides and organic ones are not, which makes the latter ones the healthier option.
There is scientific background for the claim that organic products have better nutrient composition than commercially ones.
Just the fact that you are not eating pesticides, hormones or fertilizer residues and your liver is not occupied with metabolising chemicals commercially products come with, leads to a better absorption of available nutrients.
Better for the planet:
This is a point where there is really no doubt about the advantages of organic farming. The health of our planet. Some of the reasons are:
- Organic farming reduces pollution
- Conserves water
- Reduces soil erosion
- Improves soil fertility
- No pesticide use is better for animals (birds, bees, ...)
Critical minds still argue that there may be non-organic manufacturers next to organic ones and that the pesticides or fertilizers they use contaminate the organic produce. Come on. I mean really? Do we really have to use these gossipy type of arguments?
The fact that organic products are less treated makes them go off earlier. Organically produced salad will stay fresh for 2 days or three the most, but then you already notice the leaves getting soft and brownish. On the contrary, commercially produced iceberg salad bought in the supermarket will still look the same after three weeks in your fridge. Ever thought about why this is?
Regional & Seasonal:
We were initially talking about strawberries being available the 1st of January. As we can buy anything at any time, some people don't even know that fruit and veggies have a season when they grow naturally. Farmers markets are the best source to get regional and seasonal produce. We should eat what the respective season offers because it is more natural and very likely less treated.
Last but not least, the money argument. Organic is more expensive than commercially produced. This is true. The difference gets very obvious when looking at meat for example. In Spain the price for organic chicken triples the price for a normal one, which may be difficult to afford for some people or families.
Instead of buying organic meat, you can choose other products that are still healthy or probably even healthier and better for the planet. Even if chicken is a good protein source it is recommended to limit your meat consumption to two times a week. Switching to plant based protein sources like chickpeas, lentils or quinoa will benefit your health in many ways. And the organic version of legumes are quite affordable. Another perfect way to meet your protein needs is to add plant based organic protein powder to your smoothies or other plates. We offer either pure pea protein or tasty protein mixes with other beneficial ingredients like pomegranate or cacao. OkamiBio products are all organic. Have a look at our recipes.
And finally we want to put this question in the room:
How many people are necessary to make this world a better place?
And the answer is: ONE. YOU!