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Teens’ Take On Organics

January 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Healthy Kids

The other day, we randomly asked a Filipino 15-year old student what the word “organic” means to him and probably, his schoolmates. He said that to most teenagers, organic merely means “healthy food” such as drinking fresh fruit shake or milk, eating brown rice or avoiding canned foods. Most teens do not have any idea where their food is from or how they are grown or made. This is the state of organics to teens, not only in the Philippines or Asia, but all over the world, too.

But there’s hope.

Here’s a video of Birke Baerh, an 11-year old homeschooled organic advocate. At age 9, while traveling with his family, Birke began studying sustainable and organic farming practices such as composting, vermiculture, canning and food preservation.


How about you? What is organic to you and your family?

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