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To Organic or Not?

Do you eat Organic Foods? All the time? Occasionally? 

What is the difference, other than much higher prices?

Here is a chart that one Organically Inclined realtive sent to try to convert us:
  


This is a link to a Facebook page with this chart and ideas on Organic Living: https://www.facebook.com/liveOrganic?ref=stream

But here is a better (in our opinion) source, the Mayo Clinic:

Organic foods: Are they safer? More nutritious?

Discover the real difference between organic foods and their traditionally grown counterparts when it comes to nutrition, safety and price.By Mayo Clinic Staff
 

Once found only in health food stores, organic food is now a regular feature at most supermarkets. And that's created a bit of a dilemma in the produce aisle. On one hand, you have a conventionally grown apple. On the other, you have one that's organic. Both apples are firm, shiny and red. Both provide vitamins and fiber, and both are free of fat, sodium and cholesterol. Which should you choose?

Conventionally grown produce generally costs less, but is organic food safer or more nutritious? Get the facts before you shop.
 

Conventional vs. organic farming

 

The word "organic" refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don't use conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevent livestock disease. For example, rather than using chemical weedkillers, organic farmers may conduct more sophisticated crop rotations and spread mulch or manure to keep weeds at bay. ...more

So it is up to you to decide wha tis best for you, your loved ones and your budget. Bon Apetit!



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Monty
Monty | March 5th 2014 at 1394040060

I eat spinach since I was a kiddO, THANKS to "Popeye"
NeillsDeals
NeillsDeals | March 5th 2014 at 1394048583

Great! Maybe we need a Popeye for Kale, too! Continued good heath to you!!!

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