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Why I buy organic apples

By Nicci Micco, September 23, 2009 - 11:22am

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Nicci asks: What, if anything, do you buy organic?

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I buy everything organic. Yes, it costs more, but I think my family's health is worth the price; we make it a priority. I don't want to have to look back on my son's life and wish I had done more to nourish him. I understand that many families absolutely cannot afford this option, which is why I'm starting Mini Farm Sustainability Project, aiming to empower people with the knowledge of taking their small backyard and turning it into nutritious, healthy food using intensive farming methods that can save families thousands of dollars a year by not paying exorbitant prices at the grocery store. For people that have no land, we will be making a portion of our land available for them to grow their own food, freeing up income that would be spent on food for other purposes. minifarmproject.blogspot.com

Anonymous

01/16/2012 - 11:49pm

I buy organic as much as possible!!! After reading about GMO and how it is not regulated has convinced me to change now. We are getting fed more antibiotics and harmone through our meat and fowl. If you read about the salmon, that too is going to change, as the growth harmone is now introduced and that will make them bigger. More harmone in our food chain.....

I have researched about organic farming and if the labels say "Organic Certified" they are strictly
controlled and have to meet certain guidlines.

Our food labels are not required to state that the product contains GMO while the European countries do.... I have never been concerned about this until now....I highly encourage anyone to read about this and make their own decision as I have....This certainly got my attention!!

Anonymous

09/19/2010 - 10:09am

You realize that just because food is organic doesn't mean it's pesticide-free. Organic farmers are allowed to use pesticides (and herbicides) proved it's not chemical based. But some pesticides allowed by organic production (like copper sulfate) don't work as well so farmers need to use more of them, which increases your exposure, compared to if the farmer used a judicious (i.e. smaller amount of chemcial control). Just because its organic doesn't mean no pesticides. Without preventative measures farmers would have a much lower harvest. Don't believe organic farming is like a Norman Rockwell painting - farming never was like that. It's fine if you want to buy organic, but know what it really means.

Anonymous

09/16/2010 - 9:03am

CARROTS! as many of my raw salad veggies as I can, and it's easy if you have a Whole Foods or similar around, or if you live near farms. I also give my parakeets some carrot peel and the greens, so they have to be organic for them as well!

Anonymous

09/10/2010 - 8:23pm

I buy organic peaches, berries,apples, greens and broccoli as well as dairy. Organic is just about pesticides it also has todo with GMO's which can be even more harmful.

Anonymous

09/08/2010 - 6:59pm

I think it is good to buy organic but wonder who polices the organic farms? How do we kno if they are truly organic?

Anonymous

08/16/2010 - 8:27am

I would love to buy more organic fruits and vegetables but there are practically none available in my area and what is available is so old and almost rotten. Not appealing in the least.
So, I think the issue here is lack of availability.

Anonymous

07/27/2010 - 9:04am

I BUY ONLY ORGANIC SOYA MILK BECAUSE THE REGULAR COW MILK INCLUDES HORMONES.
ALL MY SOUPS ARE FROM LEGUMES AND VEGETABLES VERY WELL WASHED.(not organic)
I GROW ALL THE SPROUTS AT HOME AND PUT INTO SALADS.
IN GENERAL I EAT A LOT OF GRAINS AND TWICE A WEEK SALMON.NEVER EVER MEAT OR CHICKEN BECAUSE HORMONES AND I AM VEGETERIAN.
I AM 56 YEARS OLD 50 KILOGRAMS MY WEIGHT 5'5" SKINNY HEALTHY WALKHOLIC EVERY SINGLE DAY.NO SUFFERING FROM ANY DESEASE.ONLY TRY TO CONTRIBUTE MY BONES BECAUSE MY BMI IS 19.00
MY email address is rachelsagiv@yahoo.com
thank you
rachel

Anonymous

05/17/2010 - 7:00am

I've recently become more careful when choosing foods. I buy organic when ever available. One of the deciding factors for me is the lack of over site over the food industry. Pesticides ore dangerous. However, I'm very worried now about produce (and other foods) contaminated with e-coli and samonella.

My question is: Is it possible to remove these organisms with washing produce?

Anonymous

10/18/2009 - 3:06pm

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