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Is organic food truly healthier than non organic? I've read that there was no proof that it was.

Is organic food truly healthier than non organic? I've read that there was no proof that it was.

No: Food is food. However, certain foods are grown with antibiotics and use of pesticides and herbicides. Consumer's report had an excellent article discussing organic vs. Non-organic foods about a year ago. I'd go to your library and check out that copy if you do not have a subscription. It is by far the best discussion on organic foods available. ...Read more

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What is organic food?

What is organic food?

Non-Synthetic Eats!: In a general sense, foods that are produced without synthetic additives from start to finish would be considered organic. More specifically, foods that are produced in accordance with the federal organic foods production act, may be labeled 'organic'. This is not to imply that they have intrinsically better nutritional value, nor are they somehow 'better for you'. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the price?

Is organic food worth the price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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Is organic food worth the extra price?

Is organic food worth the extra price?

Depends: If you care about sustainable farming practices, or lowering the carbon footprint of human activity; if you don't like consuming pesticides and other chemicals in your food; if you find peace of mind in eating food farmed as it has been for centuries rather than participating in one of the many modern chemical experiments on people, then yes. If you don't care about these things, no. ...Read more

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What is best way to give a baby organic food?

What is best way to give a baby organic food?

Grow your own!: If you have complete control over growing vegetables then you know its organic. Vegetable gardening is great fun in spring, summer, and fall. However, some produce you can't grow, and most people find they don't have a milking cow or a bunch of hens. Then you can go to a pricier place and see that your milk is certified organic, as your eggs and meat. Sorry, imports have little regulations. ...Read more

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How to convince my family to buy me organic food?

How to convince my family to buy me organic food?

Organic Food: 1. Discuss the health benefits. 2. Because organic food products can be considerably more expensive than non-organic, if you family can't afford it - consider growing it yourself. Even small container gardens can have great yields. ...Read more

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Is the organic food revolution mostly limited to grains?

Is the organic food revolution mostly limited to grains?

No: Organic foods include fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products, as well as legumes and grains, and a multitude of packaged foods as well. ...Read more

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Is there a measurable benefit to feeding kids organic food?

Is there a measurable benefit to feeding kids organic food?

Yes: I usually tell people to eat "god made" food and leave the "man made" stuff alone. No need to get food from the organic section in the supermarket. Stick to the "ouside wall" where you find the fruit and vegetables. Avoid all the sugary junk, soft drinks and commercial fruit juice. If the food that we were intended to eat had not been here before we arrived, we could not have survived. ...Read more

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What are considered the benefits of eating all organic food?

What are considered the benefits of eating all organic food?

Natural History: The benefit of eating organic food is that the thousands of chemicals they (naturally) contain have been tested by nature over the millions of years of evolution, and found compatible with the ecosystem in which they developed. This may not be true of man-made chemicals, but at least the man-made chemicals have been tested for safety, whereas thousands of natural chemicals remain untested. ...Read more

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