Why Eat Organic?

I am asked this question a lot and mostly it’s closely followed by, isn’t it expensive? I want to share why I buy most of my food organic, free range and grass fed. Yes it can be expensive but there are ways to save money by eating as local as possible, buying in season and looking for sales or bulk and then freezing them. We also eat less meat each week to account for buying better quality meat. For my produce I turn to the EWG (Environmental Working Group) for their list of the “Clean Fifteen” and “Dirty Dozen” (link below). These lists refer to the fruits and vegetables that are the most and least contaminated by pesticide use. I keep these lists saved on my phone for easy reference when I’m shopping to help decided organic vs. non-organic purchases. Hopefully they will help you too.

http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/index.php

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  1. Quality v quantity. I read in The healing power of minerals'(1997 Paul Bergner) that in FDA studies, they found that conventional produce had a poor mineral profile compared to organic. We have the information we need, we just need more leadership and advocacy.

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