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    Understanding Organic: Helpful Resources

    By Team Navitas | September 1, 2019

    We recognize the urgency of climate change we’re facing in our lifetimes. At Navitas Organics, we are committed to using our business as a force for good. By sourcing from small-scale, sustainable and organic farms, and focusing on plant-based products, we are reducing the environmental impact we put on our food system and planet. After more than 15 years of supporting this effort, we’re re-framing our mission statement to align more intentionally with this purpose to help with the transition to a plant-focused lifestyle into 2020 and beyond.

    MISSION: We are committed to creating a healthier world through regenerative organic farming and plant-focused lifestyles

    You can do the same by voting with your dollars – choosing organic is one small, but important way you can also be a force for good! And while understanding organic can seem like an overwhelming, complicated or even intimidating feat, the reality is that it's a lot easier and more intuitive than you might think! Here are some helpful resources to help you get started.

    Understanding Organic Blogs

    Real Talk: Organic vs. Conventional Agriculture

    Rooted in Organic for 15 Years and Counting

    5 Reasons Organic Food is More Expensive

    Is Organic Worth the Cost? 3 Reasons Why We Think it is

    Understanding Organic Videos

    Understanding Organic Part I: What’s the deal with Organic?

    Understanding Organic Part II: Why Does Organic Cost So Much?

    Understanding Organic Part III: Is Organic Worth the Cost?

    Organic Food Quiz Videos

    Truth or Myth: Organic agriculture helps protect our natural resources

    Truth or Myth: Pesticides aren’t actually bad for you

    Truth or Myth: Conventional farming uses sewage sludge as fertilizer

    Truth or Myth: Organic produce costs more because it’s a total scam

    Truth or Myth: We are powerless in changing our food system



    Organic vs. Conventional Agriculture Infographic References

    1. DoSomething.org, “11 Fats About Sustainable Agriculture”. <https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-sustainable-agriculture>.
    2. Tyrant Farms, “5 Organic Farming Facts You Should Know”. <https://www.tyrantfarms.com/5-organic-farming-facts-you-should-know/>.
    3. Alavanja, Michael C.R., Dr. P.H., “Pesticide Use and Exposure Extensive Worldwide”. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. < https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2946087/>.
    4. University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems, “U.S. Food System Fact Sheet”. <http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/us-food-system-factsheet>.
    5. Center for Food Safety, “About Sewage Sludge”. <https://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/1050/sewage-sludge/about-sewage-sludge>.
    6. The Rich Roll Podcast, “Zach Bush, M.D. on GMO’s, Glyphosate, and Healing the Gut”. <https://www.richroll.com/podcast/zach-bush-353/>.