The Circle Fresh Difference
The vision for Circle Fresh Farms grew from a concern about our current agricultural practices, and the quality of food we are putting on our plates. Industrialized farming has achieved tremendous strides in growing large quantities of food more efficiently – but at what cost:
To ensure the quality of our produce, we deliver it to you within three days of being picked.
Food is unable to reach its full level of nutrients unless it ripens naturally and completely on the plant. The need to transport the food long distances requires the farmer to pick the food long before it is allowed to ripen. Therefore, fruit and vegetables picked early, to ripen during shipment, do not have the full value of nutrition, as compared to the produce picked fresh and delivered fresh to the market.
We do not use any harmful chemicals.
To ensure profits large, single-crop (monocrop) farming requires the use of large amounts of pesticides and herbicides. There is an alarming amount of research that links these chemicals to many human diseases and cancer. 
None of our food is genetically modified
The onslaught of genetic alteration of food is an area that presents the greatest danger to the purity of our food. That is why many countries have banned farmers from using GMO’s or the packaging must clearly state that GMOs have been used to produce the product.
Some of the dangers of GMOs include:
- Development of antibiotic resistant organisms
- Horizontal gene transfer
- Genetic drift
- Disruption of soil microbiology and biochemistry
- Nutrient imbalance in the soil
- Increased pesticide use
- Damage to beneficial organisms
- Creation of ‘superweeds’ and ‘superpests’
- Evolution of virulent new plant and soil pathogens
- Spread of invasive new species
- Loss of biodiversity
- Development of malignant cancers (as from insulin-like growth factor increase associated with use of rBGH)
- Other environmental, ethical, and economical considerations both short and long ter
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