Do I Need to Buy Everything Organic?
“Buy organic” seems to be a popular buzz phrase these days. With all the talk about genetically-modified foods, the overuse of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, and the connection of these chemicals with deadly diseases such as cancer, understanding the importance of buying and consuming organic foods is crucial.
In this episode, we explore organic foods in detail. First we establish exactly what makes a food organic, whether it is a single-ingredient food like a vegetable or an item containing multiple ingredients, such as cereal. Next, we compare organic foods to their conventionally-grown counterparts and point out important differences. Finally, we discuss which fruits and vegetables you should always buy organic and why.
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Here’s what we mention in this episode:
- Dirty Dozen & Clean 15
- download PDF versions of the EWG 2013 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists
- Vegetarian Zen blog post – Benefits of Organic Food
Recipe of the Week
Question: How often do you buy organic produce and processed foods?
Thanks for listening!
Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa