Why Choose Organic?

Organic food is more expensive, but is it worth it?

It's the truth. Organic food is generally more expensive. While it would be ideal to eat an all-organic diet, that isn't possible for everyone. For that reason, I want to share with you which foods I believe are the most important to choose organic, and why.

What is organic?

According to the Mayo Clinic, 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 meet the following goals:

  • Enhance soil and water quality

  • Reduce pollution

  • Provide safe, healthy livestock habitats

  • Enable natural livestock behavior

  • Promote a self-sustaining cycle of resources on a farm

Organic foods should never contain synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, Genetically Modified Organisms or irradiation. (More on Irradiation later). Basically, when you think organic, think generally more nutrient dense, and fewer chemicals.