Some people think eating organic is a craze. They think there isn’t any difference in the produce that is grown organically and the produce covered in pesticides. Today we wanted to break down the reasons why you should be spending the extra dollar or two at the store and reach for the organic fruits and veggies.
What’s the difference?
Non-organic food is treated with pesticides throughout the entire United States. That’s honestly the main issue. These pesticides are leading factors in many types of diseases affecting the USA.
Consumer Report says it can be linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease; prostate, ovarian, and other cancers; depression; and respiratory problems.
You guys, DEPRESSION! A simple change to organic might be able to solve a huge issue affecting people in the United States.
How organic is organic food?
The USDA has banned the use of pesticides on these organic farms. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any pesticides. They are allowed to use natural pesticides which are less toxic. They don’t take into account the fact that some pesticides that are sprayed on one farm can drift through the air to a neighboring farm.
Who is most at risk?
Besides the farmers themselves, children. Children are at higher risk of being affected by the pesticides in the food they eat. That makes it super important to feed your kids organic!
What to look for at the store?
I’m not saying you should be eating everything organic. Truthfully some fruits and veggies aren’t affected by pesticides at all. There is a phrase experts use to identify the goods you should be concerned about. It’s called the dirty dozen. Here’s a quick cheat sheet for you to save
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