It has been interesting reading your thoughts. I remember somebody complaining to the produce manager that she found a bug or worm in the organic broccoli. He told her she should buy the non-organic. And she had the nerve to be miffed.
I went to the store the end of last week. Most of the organic produce was 50% higher than the regular. and all of it has to be shipped in.
this summer, I will shop the farmers market. about 1/3 of the vendors advertise that they are organic. I have never seen organic fruit.
But like many of you said . . . I can't afford to shop strictly organic.
Linda - North East Indiana, USA `Goal to build myself up to reach 1,000 fitness minutes per month.
I buy organic produce when I can afford it and grow organically at home. I find organic produce tastes better but of course doesn't last as long so you have to eat it right away! As for my herbs, I would never make medicine with herbs that were not 100% certified organic, mostly because the quality of medicine is so much higher. I could never in good conscience sell or give someone an herbal medicinal that was not of the highest quality, which I cannot get from traditionally grown herbs where pesticides are used. Organic produce is expensive so buying local organic produce at your local farmer's market is the best bet and helps to support local farms, which I think is very important. I guess the most important thing is to be eating produce, whether it's organic or not! It's good for us either way.
"You can't control your destiny but you can control your density!" ~ me
"It's not having what you want...it's wanting what you've got!" ~ Sheryl Crow
Nope, I don't think they're worth it. We do have a bunch of people who truly do their best to grow things in an "organic" way, but there are also far too many people who also stick an organic label on their products, tack on a higher price and rake in the money from tourists. Yeah, right. Like "Organic Maine Maple Syrup". Sorry, but if done right, all real maple syrup is organic. Doesn't need a label to say so and definitely doesn't need a price hike.
WITH ALL I'VE HEARD ABOUT ORANIC STUFF NOT BEING TRUELY ORANIC I BUY FROM LOCAL FARMERS & PUT THINGS UP FOR THE WINTER. WE HAVE SOME FRUIT TREES & WAS TOLD THAT WE'D HAVE TO SPRAY TO KEEP WORMS FROM INFESTING THE FRUIT. WE DIDN'T LAST YEAR & THE PEACHES WERE FULL OF WORMS. I WAS SO DISAPOINTED.
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I don't generally buy organic produce, but I've read a lot about how things like apples and peppers get a really hefty dose of pesticides because they have to be sprayed several times during a growing season, though I can't remember the reason why that's the case. I may have to rethink my strategy on this, especially if I can find affordable organic produce. (I eat a LOT of apples.)
Great guidelines in that article. I try to buy fresh organic fruits and veggies that I will likely be eating the peel, like apples and potatoes. Anything else like canned or packaged I will buy only if it's on sale.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher
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