With nearly 30 years of cumulative experience in the real estate and oil and gas industries, Stacy Stine Cary is also an entrepreneur and founder of GeOasis, a company that imported and sold products made from nature. Along with her success in business, Stacy Cary managed a working ranch, where she learned to grow vegetables organically.
Organic food keeps rising in popularity, with the organic food industry experiencing approximately 30 percent growth in the past five years. This growth is largely due to campaigns run by advocates who do not want chemical pesticides and fertilizers to damage the environment.
Organic food supporters claim there are benefits to eating organically grown food. First, studies have shown that organic food has more antioxidants than nonorganic food. This is largely due to the absence of chemicals that may interact with nutrients in food.
Second, organic milk and meat are more beneficial to heart health. This can be partly attributed to higher levels of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) in animals that have been grazed in pastures. In short, organic food is thought to be healthier for people because it has no added chemicals that might negatively affect the human body.