Shopping Organics: a Must for Chewy
Despite the Cost
Well, there is no question about it, shopping organics will cost you. The difference in price, between real food (umm, yes, that would be organics) and it’s counterparts, is quite a bit of change. Typically, shopping organics is going to cost about 47% more than sticking with a nonorganic diet. Consumer Report does a fantastic job of explaining it further in case you are curious and you can read it here: Cost of Organic Food.
In spite of the above, many parents today choose the organic lifestyle over the traditional one. Or, if you’re like me, a mostly organic lifestyle. Some of the reasons I choose to shop organic is because organic foods have been proven to be nutritionally better lacking pesticides and fertilizers helping the plants boost their production of phytochemicals.
Studies have also linked pesticides to varying health concerns from headaches to cancer. According to National Academy of Sciences, even small amounts of pesticide exposure are quite detrimental to the health of a fetus and young children because (especially infants and toddlers) of their undeveloped immune systems. And how scary is the thought that GMOs and the rest of the crap that we are expected to eat these days are made in our time and the true studies of GMO and pesticides effects on humans have not been conducted/concluded as of yet? What if they are actually way worse than what we are thinking? What then?
Additionally, organic food production is good for this planet that we call home. A 15-year study had recently concluded that organic farms use 50% less energy than a conventional food production farm. Organically operated farms also produce less ground and water pollutants that end up in our streams, rivers, lakes, oceans, tap and drinking water. Topping that off, the soil of the organic farms are typically richer and produce more bountiful and healthier food. To read more head over to Red Book Magazine for a quick read on The Truth About Organic Foods.