if you could actually see the pesticides? What if you would see up to 42 different toxic pesticides on the conventional apple that you’re about to eat? You wouldn’t eat it right? But since the pesticides aren’t visible and conventional produce look no different, or sometimes better than their organic competition, why pay extra?
A study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated the nutrient content of organic vs. conventional foods. The result showed no evidence to support organic foods having higher nutrient content than conventional. Does this mean we should not bother buying organic? NO! It might not have higher nutrient content but don’t forget the harmful chemicals that outweigh the benefits of the nutrients of your food!!
I personally think organic food is much more flavorful and it’s only normal to eat food that is chemical free. But unfortunately the majority of products that are available aren’t organic. It’s so crazy to go to the super market nowadays and having to choose chemicals versus no chemicals.
Yes organic food is certainly more expensive than convention. Many of us can’t afford to buy all organic all the time, but you can reduce the risk for health problems related to these chemicals if you buy the most contaminated produce organic; Use the Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen+ to make informed choices. And ALWAYS avoid GMO’s!
Did you know that you can detect the origin of the produce you’re buying by looking at the PLU code?
Conventionally grown: 4 digit code; starting with 3 or 4
Organic: 5 digit code, starting with 9
GMO: 5 digit code, starting with 8
Every dollar you spend on organic food helps create a larger demand for chemical free products and therefore change the industry!