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When you shop for groceries, do you buy Organic?

There is so much talk about organic foods lately. So I want to know...




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selenasuha selenasuha 10 years
I own a really great book called "Fresh Choices" (David Joachim/Rochelle Davis) that has recipes and ideas for when you can't buy 100% organic. It lists the most contaminated foods including produce, meats, poultry, grains, etc. For example, if you want berries such as strawberries but you can't find organic - choose blueberries instead. While conventional strawberries are one of the most highly contaminated fruits out there, blueberries have very few chemicals and/or pesticides. Organic can be very expensive but knowing what you should ALWAYS buy organic and what conventional products are pretty safe can help balance it all out.
darlindiva darlindiva 10 years
i agree with juju... i started eating organic foods after i started teaching and noticed that some elementary school girls are taller than i am (and i'm 5'3"!) and are already very developed...it is CREEPY
caseytraverse caseytraverse 10 years
I never eat anything unless it is certified organic. I like my foods to not contain pesticides and have been depleted of its original nutritional values. I'm also a vegan so needless to say I don't put anything into my body that contains foreign chemicals.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
sometimes, it depends on what it is.
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
Most of the time yes.
KerryG KerryG 10 years
We buy organic whenever possible, and almost always buy organic milk, meat, and eggs. We also try to buy locally whenever possible, and grow some of our own veggies to see us through the summer.
juju4 juju4 10 years
I eat organic when I can, but I am really going to try to go organic for sure when I have children. My mother worked with a woman that had a daughter who was 9 years old and was very developed...her doctor told her it was from the hormones in dairy products and chickens that try to increase the size of the breast size in those animals. He said that young girls are developing faster because of it. That really freaks me out. I know my mom's friend had a hard time because men were very inappropriate to her daughter because they assumed she was older. Yucky. It just shows how the things they put in our food can really effect our bodies.
SU3 SU3 10 years
A bit of both organic and local produce
tlsgirl tlsgirl 10 years
I'd love to, but it's just so much more expensive.
vmruby vmruby 10 years
Yes always......I buy all my meat, veggies, eggs, and produce.
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 10 years
but now i see that yours went through the homogenizer. :-) still, i'm sure it was yummy!
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 10 years
cravinsugar: it's true! nothing beats unprocessed dairy, straight from the source!
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 10 years
i try to buy organic and local foods whenever they're available. organic, because i believe that antibiotic-free, hormone-free, non-additive heavy, etc. foods are healthier. local, because they tend to be organic (at least the fresh direct ones in my area) and because they're more earth-friendly (production closer to consumption thus saving fuel, etc.).
the-clam the-clam 10 years
Farmers markets sell local, organic produce more cheaply than in Ralphs or Whole Foods. I hope organic food becomes more affordable. The gourmet markup and glorified packaging is getting ridiculous.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I gotta say something real quick...my dad works in a capacity where he travels to dairies....i went with him once and tasted fresh milk...literally straight from the cow, to the homoginzer to the carton...it was DELISH. you couldn't taste anything in it. then i grabbed a choc. milk and tried it. i was in heaven. ice cold and fresh fresh fresh. mm.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I always buy organic meat, milk and eggs. I buy some organic produce, but not all. We don't buy a whole lot of processed foods, but those we do I try to buy organic like oatmeal and mac n' cheese for the kids, etc...
stefsprl stefsprl 10 years
Milk is the one thing that my husband and I always buy organic, just because the thought of cow antibiotics in our milk makes us uncomfortable. Organic Valley chocolate milk -- yum!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Once in awhile and with certain products, but usually, it is much more ridiculously expensive and we're on a tight budget.
nikolem2 nikolem2 10 years
I'm on a tight budget but always buy organic- always. My BF and I live together and we spend about $60 to $80/week on groceries for the two of us-that includes enough food for 3 meals and snacks each day for two people, albeit we both are vegetarian and don't have to pay for expensive meat. Organic really doesn't have to be expensive. It's worth it to care better for your body and the planet. The best advice I can give is to comparison shop (I visit 3 different stores each week to get the best deals, but they are all with in 3 miles of my home) buy seasonally (say no to strawberries in the winter, for example), and make more food from scratch.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I used to, but not so much anymore. For one, I started buying healthier foods, which means mostly fresh produce and almost nothing that is processed...that puts a hurting on the wallet haha. So, I figure, once i am making more moolah, i will buy organic, but for now, no. I do try to buy organic meat, but sometimes i can't find what i am looking for with an organic label (i.e. ground chicken). And, I don't shop at the health food stores normally cause it is so expensive.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 10 years
the only thing I buy that is close to organic is local produce (which I am sure isn't technically organic)...and Kashi cereal and Larabars... but neither of those are organic just all natural. I have tried organic chicken and I thought it tasted funny.. I guess I like the chemicals LOL!
mak10782 mak10782 10 years
I always buy organic meat products and try to buy organic milk and eggs whenever possible. I swear I can taste the hormones. Also, the gigantic size of the regular chicken breasts just look so unnatural and completely gross me out. I have to buy organic. For produce, I buy it whenever possible and its not too expensive.
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