TecFarms Philanthropies is committed to tackling the heart disease and obesity epidemic that has disproportionately affected under-served, low-income, and vulnerable neighborhoods in our country by promoting Longer Healthier Lives through Data-Driven Solutions. We not only collect data but also actively work towards providing solutions. Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles through the donation of nutritious vegetables and partnering with local health clinics to utilize the data collected to enhance the quality of life in these communities. We aim to break down mental, emotional, social, and physical barriers towards fostering healthy nutritional and physical options, ultimately promoting longer and healthier lives.
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Organic products are grown in environmentally friendly ways. Toxic or persistent pesticides and other agricultural chemicals are prohibited. There is also a focus on renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water.
Avoiding agricultural chemicals is one of the top reasons to eat organic food. In general, according to the latest research, consumers who buy organic products cite health/nutrition, taste and food safety as the top motivators for their purchases. Environmental effects are also a strong reason to buy and eat organic products.
There is growing research that indicate greater amounts of certain nutrients in organic crops compared to conventional crops. If you’re concerned about pesticides, the application of potentially harmful, long-lasting pesticides and fertilizers are not allowed in organic agriculture. The EPA considers 60% of all herbicides, 90% of all fungicides, and 30% of all insecticides as potentially cancer-causing.