Organic…Local…Conventional…Simple Guide About When To Buy Organic.
The debate about whether to buy organic, local or conventional foods at the store can become completely overwhelming when you’re standing in the grocery store isle trying to recall what the last study you read said about broccoli… Well, I am here to tell you that you are not alone. Many people do not know the pros and cons of organic vs. conventional vs. local. Some people may be ‘organic only’ while others have cost restrictions that force them to stick to conventional. There are many middle of the road options you can take when making the personal choice for you and your family and the link below shows one of them. It simply describes the benefits of buying specific organic items and explains why other conventional items do not have as much potential to have pesticides ingested. This article does not go into the impact of pesticides on the farmland and other environmental impacts of using or not using pesticides. However, I found it to be helpful in making the claim for buying specific organic products, choosing local products when organics are not available and whatever I cannot get in these two categories, lastly I will choose conventional.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day.
- Thoroughly wash all your fruits and vegetables, without soap, and remove the outer leaves of leafy vegetables.
- Eat a variety of foods from different sources.
- Choose organic when it comes to; peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, grapes, spinach and lettuce, potatoes, carrots, milk, beef, peanut butter, baby foods.
- Choose local, if possible; papaya, mangoes, broccoli, cabbage, banana, kiwifruit, pineapple, peas, asparagus, corn, avocado, onions.
- And, most important of all, be thankful for your food and bless it to your body.