Is buying organic worth the extra money?

By: proctor - January 16, 2007
If you have oftened wondered if buying organic foods, whether produce, dairy, or meat, is really worth it, you may want to check out this article. I found it on the Wall Street Journal website this morning and think it begins to answer my questions fairly well. There is even a list of the different foods that may or may not be worth it.

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I have been an ACE certified personal trainer since 2000 who has trained over 3000 hours. I specialize in pre- and post-natal fitness, stretching, running, and weight loss. Yoga is also a passion for me and a way of life. I received my Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification in India and love to share the calmness, strength, and openness that yoga offers to people of all ages and abilities.

Public Comments

  • By: jancharlier

    Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 3:46pm

    Thanks, Protor, for the info.

  • By: jEnergy

    Monday, February 12, 2007 - 12:52pm

    The thing to understand is that the more organic everyone buys, the more demand it builds. If it's selling like crazy, prices will drop and the organic items will be more widely available. Let's let companies and the government know that chemicals are NOT ok and that there should be no other option than to enforce sustainable farming practices! If you're on a serious budget, perhaps purchasing a few conventional items are the way to go, but remember, the crops are still being sprayed with pesticides, ruining the health and nutrients of the soil they're being grown on. This has amazingly hazardous results on our environment. Most people aren't too poor to buy organic, they just have interesting priorities. Next time you go to the store to buy another pair of shoes or gadget you don't need, think of how you could be caring for your health and the environment instead....and how that will help you live disease-free and save the planet for your grandchildren. What could be more important than that?

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