Organic tastes so much better! I'm not 100% organic as far as shopping goes, however, I do grow my own fuits and vegetables and I am an organic grower.
11/16/2009 1:49:21 PM
One other no-brainer reason to buy organic, the vendor must be VERY VERY TRICKY TO FOOL YOU. Organic also means the product is NOT suppoed to be sprayed, gassed, irradiated, waxed, et al to the food before you pick it up at your grocer. Furthermore , it is perfectly legal to give a little arsenic to chickens to keep the shells hard ... ta da ..... this is not part of the organic feed list. When you smell to see if the cantelope is ripe, you are not being hoodwinked - PERIOD. How many times have your purchased apples that were so old your kids wouldn't eat them - they're mushy!!!! -- or oranges that were actually dehydrated into which water had been soaked and the fruit was gassed to look orange. All these 'methods' are perfectly legal.
Has anyone read this article on organic food? It is a study that came out only a feww weeks ago and it confirmed that organic food does not have superior nutrients than the conventional counterparts? Here it the link.
Just an update...when I was grocery shopping today I spoke with the butcher and he ordered organic chicken. They'll order a case of organic meat if you just ask! It only takes about a day to get in too.
I've recently starting eating more organic products and am amazed by how many organic products Krogers has started to carry. They not only have a whole organic produce section but also have organic products throughout the aisles that are not that much more (sometimes even cost less) then the regular products. I'm just waiting for them to start carrying organic meat in my area. Until then, I am limiting the amount of meat I eat and using more soy products. I used to be a vegetarian though so soy products are great to me!
I'm beginning my transition to organic food. I have migraine headaches and seasonal allergies. I'm working on going all natural in relieving some of my symptoms. I've found that the prices have gone down on many organic products. If more people begin to shop for the products the prices will go down.
6/1/2009 11:23:50 PM
I recently switched to all organic because of learning about GMO foods. I am very thrifty, so wouldn't consider it before now. I WISH I HAD DONE THIS 20 YEARS AGO, I can't believe what a difference it's making in my everyday life.
My family lives paycheck to paycheck, and we recently decided to stop going out to eat so that we may buy all organic and all natural foods instead of the pesticide-infested and processed junk with artificial everything in it. I still can't believe how much better food--the way God intended it--tastes and it's so much healthier!
I think organic is the way to go too, but it's soooo expensive. It makes me think alot, about how much more we pay for organic foods, and there are entire countries where only organic vegetables exist. No extra cost.
I agree with your article, and I've been eating organic food for more than 20 years. You might also have talked about GMOs and their consequences on us and on our environment, it could be a good reason to go organic too. Please also note that the US use more pesticides due to GMOs (banned in Europe), and your agriculture also uses a pesticide banned in Europe (and actually sold to you by an european -Swiss- company).
I went kicking and screaming into an organic diet. I was having severe problems with my Autoimmune system (arthritis, asthma , allergies) It was recommended that I start to keep a food journal by three different doctors (Allergist, Internal Medicine and Rheumatologist), because I just wasn't responding as well to conventional treatment and they felt there was something more going on with me. After doing some reading and having a very bad weekend, I started all organic. Although they didn't suggest the organic diet, all of my doctors were very supportive of the organic diet (to my initial dismay) and encouraged me to continue with this organic diet as they continued to monitor and do further allergy and blood testing. We have found that I have some pretty significant environmental and food allergies. One of my allergies is to a perservative that is used in food. I can't hardly believe it myself, but I can't even begin to tell you how much better I am feeling. This is silly, I know, so don't blast me for it, but sometimes it made me mad that I was feeling better, because, yes, organic foods are expensive. But, I feel so blessed that I have found something other than a pill that will give me relief. The pills may be in my future, but if I can hold them off with eating better food for a while, I am just that much better off. Also, I find that I am a much better consumer. I don't overbuy. I plan more. I also find that my produce lasts longer and so I am not throwing away food as much. When this first started, my husband and I agreed that I would be the only family member to eat the organic to save money. That didn't last long. The whole family love the flavor and taste of the organic foods and we are pretty much all organic.
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