I think it is such a pity that many if not most people feel that organic produce is just too expensive for
them to buy---even if their families are small. However, we find that we eat less food if the food is
organic. Our bodies are more satisfied and we don't find ourselves "hunting" for something else to eat.
We feel that the "extra money" we spend on organic food keeps us from spending it at the doctor's
office. Also, our bodies reject that which is too sweet, too salty, and false. This is so important for the
children! Organic foods can also keep them and us from mood swings and depression. Actually,
we can trace any bodily discomforts back to something we ate. Then we know we don't need that
particular food anymore. Eating for blood type works for us also as does using herbs and foods for
any ailments we may manifest.
11/23/2010 - 11:15pm
Some organic produce such as potatoes and bell peppers are not available where I live in Eastern Canada. Although a Produce Mgr. at a Whole Foods Store in Houston Tx noted when I was there in March of this year that bell peppers were difficult to obtain. Wondering if other consumers find that organic is not always available where they live in North America. Blueberries, however, are plentiful where I live, we just go pick them ourselves - we have lots in our freezer!
10/10/2010 - 9:58pm
I disagree on buying conventional corn, while the corn itself might not have pesticide residues on the kernels, buying the organic supports the farmers that cause the enviroment much less harm.
09/26/2010 - 8:37pm
I only buy organic produce that is on the dirty dozen list if it is available at my grocery
09/26/2010 - 5:58pm
I buy organic foods because I don't like the direction the farming industry is heading. When they genetically modify and chemically alter my food there is no way for me to know (because they don't label it). At least with Organic foods I know it's normal food. :)
09/22/2010 - 9:16am
I prefer to buy organic most of the time, but it isn't always possible. Generally the vegetables and fruits that are organic have better flavor and are better for me. but that is not always true. I am rather afraid of the sprays still used on commercial farms and in commercial orchards.
09/03/2010 - 6:35pm
I live on Long Island. I try to buy as much organic produce, poultry and meat as is fresh and local - when shopping, I have two goals: one is to buy locally grown foods, and the second is to buy organic foods. I purchase a farm share every year in an organic farm, and so, for 26 weeks a year (I live in the Northeast), I get organic vegetables, and the occasional fruit. I also shop for organic chicken and produce at a local farm, and fill in with organic produce from a local farmer's market. What I find I have trouble buying is organic fruit, and pastured meat. My farm share fruit share is not organic, although the farm uses "responsible growth" means; it is difficult to find organic fruits on the dirty dozen list and pastured meats that are locally grown. My farm share includes peaches, nectarines, and apples. My closest organic, pastured meat source is a farmer in upstate New York, nearly 3 hours away who will ship via FedEx ground, but which is still a carbon footprint that I'm not totally comfortable with. Any suggestions? .
08/31/2010 - 11:14pm
Certain ones. If the skin is thick enough, and something that does not get ingested (grapefruit, avacado), then I don't care to buy organic. But herbs, apples, lettuce ... definitely organic.
All of this organic speak.... how many people limit organic buying to just fruits and veg? It should be expanded to meats. I would rather eat a pesticide coated apple then a piece of cow, chicken, or pork that has been raised on corn and fattened to the point where if the animal, (chicken), stands its legs break; or, stuffed into a feed lot where it cannot move and is forced to stand who knows how many feet deep in fecal matter. Then to be processed and cleaned with chemicals that you can find in a cigarette.
07/29/2010 - 11:00pm
Pesticide Alert, published about a decade ago, warned that sweet potatoes contained a large number of pesticides and should always be organic. Has their agriculture changed?
07/24/2010 - 5:15pm
We prefer organic and are blessed to find more organic things in the various stores all the time. Bananas fruit yogurt salad dressings and even cookies.