My first day at the organic store and I have to say organic is super expensive. spent 279.00 and only got fruits and veggies....any suggestions?
03/13/2012 - 8:08pm
What about "tomatoes" - organic or not organic??
03/10/2012 - 9:37pm
milk and meat
02/29/2012 - 11:54am
I was under the impression that anything underground or right on the surface was most likely to have pestiside, especially run-off. A little surprised that sweet potatoes would be recommended to be a conventional buy.
02/29/2012 - 10:55am
With a limited food budget, I do buy organic apples and greens
since the cantelope scare last summer, I dont buy any at all. my regular grocery store evens warns to clean cantelopes with a scrub brush to get in all the little ridges. that is way too much trouble, so I dont even bother. the only way I will buy them this season is at the local farmers market
02/26/2012 - 8:24pm
I would love to buy organic all the time but we are a big growing family and we cannot afford it.Certain items such as leafy veggies and "soft"fruits I will splurg on organic otherwise I rinse everything else in a solution of apple cider vineger and warm water and then rinse clear....hope one day everyone can afford to eat healthy pure foods....
02/26/2012 - 8:08pm
Organic does have an environmental down side - more land is required to farm organic, which increases total land use and agricultural sprawl. This is a smart approach - buy organic when health risks are more likely.
02/26/2012 - 7:05pm
Since corn is one of the top Genetically Modified Foods grown...I would want to buy that organic, unless they start labeling.
02/26/2012 - 6:05pm
I don't know the answer, but you should be aware that the EWG list does not provide information about which pesticides are used and how they affect human beings, and that pesticides (which leave residues) are used in organics, just with different criterion. Without these two pieces of information, this whole argument is moot.
For instance, many reasonably safe substances are used in commercial pesticides: caffeine, chrysanthemum extract, etc., while nicotine and sulfur - both highly toxic in the doses used for agriculture, are considered to be viable organic pesticides.
I wash my food before I eat it and hope that's enough.