I know that buying %100 organic can be expensive, but it really is worth it. Many people don't realize what is actually being sprayed on conventional produce. Have you guys ever seen this website? http://www.whatsonmyfood.org/ It shows all of the pesticide testing by the USDA and what effects each ones have from carcinogens and hormone disruptive to neurotoxins and developmental and reproductive toxins. Just one more reason to stick to organic foods. If there's a will there is a way! Or grow your own! :D
Well, I buy everything organic and go ouch! but I am no longer sick and nearly dead. I totally agree and I don't have to even look to know the toxic overload being done to our planet, our bodies, our nervous systems. Thanks for posting this.
If one has a cell phone, a computer or two or three, tech toys up the Yazoo, they can afford to purchase organic! Even if they don't have the toys, everyone needs to stop poisoning themselves and their loved ones.
To me organic is just what food costs, the other stuff is not actually food. Ya, Iove the whatsonmyfood site, the dirty dozen is a bit misleading, this site is much better and you can go to the main site of PANNA and look up more detail about how bad these chemicals are. What an amazing organization they are!!! :D
ednshell, I think the dirty dozen is like getting your toe wet in the ocean. If you don't go for a swim in organic, you still are purchasing chemicals, aren't you. People are so scared of the cost but it costs more dearly in eating commerical crap.
Yes, right now for me organic is a bit of a chunk because I need to get some more clients in my cleaning business NOW. LOL I just lost a major client last week. So, I'm putting the pedal to the metal and getting some new ones. However, it is worth the price for me to be assured I can stay healthy now that I've gotten here.
I agree. I am completely willing to cut out other expenses in order to afford organic food for my family. Its terrible what kind of chemicals they continue to put onto conventional produce, even after they KNOW what health issues they could potentially cause. I think it's definitely worth the extra money though! Ill check out PANNA too! Thanks!
I'm apartment living right now and have a few pots outside but babysat a couple of cats for a friend and they ate my sprouts :( We'll hopefully be moving into a house with a backyard in october when our lease is up and then I'll have my own organic garden! Hopefully that will cut down my food budget a lot. Seems like food is where a good 75% of my money goes.. ouch! :P
Haha, sorry the cats ate your sprouts but that's the cutest thing I've heard all day. :3
Tasha, I have the property but in a very traffic-congested area and won't grow anything outside. I do have the sun room situation and started back growing sunflower and pea greens indoors. My cat, Buddy-Buddie thinks lays on the table I have my plantings on and chews on the greens....LOL At least he's eating greens now. I plant extra so I don't mind.
Cats are people too, right? LOL
good analogy, it at least gets people thinking and dirty dozen is a catchy catch phrase. ;)
To me organic is just what food costs, the other stuff is not actually food.
I couldn't agree with you more
Jeremy good thinking there. I would like everything in the damn store to be labeled with skull and cross bones except organic raw whole food. We might as well be gut honest here.