I truly cannot afford to eat organic. We do the best we can with what we have but organic is not in my price range. It is a matter of paying the mortgage and utilities and not. Seriously. My husband works hard, but the pay is just not there. We'd love to eat organic, but it is not feasible.
Will this kill things? Is there anything I can do to help things?
We have four young children in the house. I homeschool them. I give up alot to be home with them. We both feel this is necessary. I don't do well with other peoples children, or I would watch a child to bring in a little of something.
Do others eat nonorganic? Thoughts?
I don't always eat organic fruit and vegetables. I try my best to eat organic but it doesn't work out sometimes.
Conventional fruit and veg is still waaaay better than the alternative. Just peel the skin off of conventional apples, pears, cucumber etc. Wash your greens good.
I too can not afford to eat organic, the bills must get paid! I wash them and just do the best I can! I did just start getting organic lettuce for not much more than the regular at Aldi's. So, I feel good about this. But, we can only do what we can do!! It would be worse to eat SAD and stress about it!
You are doing great by your children! You will be blessed for your time and commitment to them.
Yeah, if anything, just get organic greens. They are just a tiny bit more expensive and it is nearly impossible to avoid the pesticides on greens no matter how much you wash them.
I feel you completely. I can't afford to eat organic either. You have great morals and ethics (vegan as well as homeschooling) and you can really be proud of yourself. :) Don't let those that can afford organic (and - whether intentionally or unintentionally - try to guilt-trip you for not eating organic) get to you. You're doing your best. :)
I second that!!!
Have you found a wholesaler yet? Attention all US 811 newbies Buffalo should have one.
Lots of people eat non-organic and report all of the same incredible healing from 811, so no worries if you don't have a choice. I would make sure though to avoid any GMOs as they can permanently damage your intestines and probably much more than that. So far, out of the 811 foods, papaya, corn and tomatoes have been altered, I would never eat those non-organic.
There is definitely more nutrition in organic so it is something to work towards as much as you can. Earth bananas are not certified organic but they are grown more sustainably than organic Dole for instance and taste much better, so look for good finds like that, let taste guide you. I think the dirty dozen list isn't very good and is misleading. I like this chart better: http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/index.jsp
I believe that it is extremely important for all of us to grow our own food as much as we can. Kids love it and learn so much from gardening so the fact that you home's cool would make it a great project. My home grown lettuce has easily 10 times the nutrients than any organic farmer's market or whole foods lettuce I have ever tasted. The key is to buy some rock dust and add generously to your soil, you can actually get it cheap or free from local quarries, (another great home's cool adventure): http://remineralize.org/
Hope this helps! :)
I REALLY want to thank you people! I feel so much better reading all this! I was feeling really awful about it, but now.... Well I guess I am normal! THANK YOU!
Yes you are!!!!
You're very welcome. Give yourself credit, girl. You're doing great! :)
Conventional bananas are 59 cents a pound at walsmack, they taste just like the organic ones to me.