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Organic + Eating = Healthy Ocean

 July 21, 2015  | By: Oceana

Take food for instance. Did you know that by choosing to eat organically grown fruit and veggies you are actually lowering your carbon footprint and helping to fight ocean acidification?

Here’s why choosing organic matters:

1. Organic farms use less pesticides and nitrogen fertilizers.
2. Organic soil holds carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the ocean. Click here for full report.
3. Organic farming prevents chemical runoff that creates dead zones in our rivers, lakes and oceans.

We can't say eating organic will make you win ever race... but it is better for your health and the oceans!

P.S. Ocean acidification is the result of excess carbon dioxide changing the chemistry of the ocean. Learn more about it with our special report: Oceans on Acid.