Organic food

By EmiliaK Latest Reply 2011-06-13 20:46:26 -0500
Started 2011-06-13 13:25:33 -0500

Hi guys,

I am thinking on writing some articles about organic foods to let people know about the benefits of eating products that have no hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, dies, and the like.

Do you think people in general are aware of the benefits of eating organic products and they are willing to pay a little more for such products?

Have a good day.

Emilia Klapp, R.D., B.S.

3 replies

RAYT721 2011-06-13 20:46:26 -0500 Report

I believe the answer is in balancing organic and non to get the most benefits possible but also the most benefit from the wallet. There's no doubt that organic foods are more expensive; however, if the consumer pays attention to portion controls the food costs can go further. There are some things that I do buy organic and some that I don't/can't/won't. There are a number of farmer's markets that are organic which can be less expensive than the grocery store and those who do their own organic gardening even further the benefit and lessen the costs.

EmiliaK 2011-06-13 16:32:24 -0500 Report

That is my fear, Jolene, that organic food prices are becoming too high.

There are some alternatives, however. I do a substantial amount of shopping at a Farmers Market that comes into my area on Thursdays. They have a lot of organic fruits and vegetables. Sometimes some of those farmers are in the process of becoming Certified Organic and their products have a much lower amount of pesticides than regular produce.

In these farmers markets we can also find vendors who bring breads made with organic grains, chicken raised without hormones, more natural cheeses, and many more products.

The prices are lower than prices at fancy markets, sometimes by 50%. I think it is worth it to support local farmers to encourage them keep producing healthier products while we save money in the process.

JoleneAL 2011-06-13 15:54:19 -0500 Report

Having grown up on a farm, I understand the benefits - but the problem is lifestyle. I would love to be able to buy some organic foods, but the prices are also a problem. And with the economy not getting any better, I can't see too many people buying organic.

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