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To Buy Organic or Not to Buy Organic

By on March 28, 2011

The American food supply, especially our produce is so tainted with poison I’m shocked that more of us aren’t just falling over dead. The body is a pretty amazing machine if you think about it… we take in all this poison through our foods represented by pesticides and other chemicals and it takes a long time for us to die from exposure.

The organic movement has really started to help people become aware but still many people don’t know the extent of pesticides in our food supply and what we are consuming on a regular basis.  Just as an example, 888 million lbs of pesticides are applied to our food every year… that’s 3lbs per person.

I don’t know about you but I knowingly would never go out to Home Depot, pick up a bag of Cockroach Killer and plop a spoon full on my plant… and make it a part of my dietary intake.  I think that’s really the problem.  We have become so distanced from where our food comes from that we either don’t know or don’t care that there is poison in or on our food.  Some fruits and vegetables have large amounts of pesticides and other chemicals, some don’t…  so I put together a short list of what you absolutely need to buy Organic and what you can save money on by buying it in the regular produce section.


This is just a short list but these foods are ones that I have received many e-mails about. If the foods are not on the list then be safe and buy organic.  

Rachel says:

I’m so glad I found this post. I didn’t realize that farmers use that much pesticides on our food.