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Organic Foods Worth The Added Price?
has been the trendy thing to do the past several years, and
it is quite common to now find everything from organic bananas
to organic teas right in your friendly neighborhood grocery
store. More people are demanding organic, and stores are supplying
it. But is it really worth the price difference to buy organic,
when the non-organic version of the same thing is nearly the
What exactly is
organic? It means that the farmers do not use pesticides,
antibiotics or hormones when farming. Food productions is
also regulated by the government, to help prevent trace pollutants
from cross contamination.
It has not been
shown that organic food offers any additional nutritional
benefits over the same food in the non-organic variety. But
many do not like the idea of putting any sort of chemicals
into their bodies or serving it to their family. And those
chemically sensitive do benefit from organic products.
The most noticeable
difference in organic food is in the taste. Taste a regular
apple versus an organic one, and many notice the difference
in flavors. But on the same note, some can't taste the difference,
in the same way that some just can't tell the difference between
Coke and Pepsi or Sprite and 7-Up.
And organic seems
to be seeping into every aspect of life. You can now buy organic
shampoo, and even organic pet food and treats. Again, great
for those with chemical sensitivities, and a great marketing
ploy by companies.
Are you on a budget?
Chances are, you will do just fine with non-organic. Or splurge
on items that are most important to you - if you love to drink
a cup of tea after the kids have gone to bed, perhaps the
extra expense of organic tea is worth it to you, if you can
notice the difference.
Is your household
food budget not as restrictive? Then you might want to incorporate
more organic produce and products into your lifestyle.
And if a member
of your family is chemically sensitive, it might be worth
the expense to make the switch, and cut back on other areas
of your life.