I’ve been totally enthralled with a magazine I snatched up from the grocery store. It simply stated, “What to Eat Now.” And I wanted to know.
There is an article about what foods to be picky about. Organic vs. Conventional. I’ll try and do the article a little justice.
Eggs: Organic eggs come from happier chickens, bottom line. They live in cage free environments and they tend to be fed with flaxseed supplements which increases the omega-3 acids and vitamin A, all good things. Although organic eggs on average cost about $.60 more, I think organic eggs taste better and look better, and shoot if the chicken is happier, why wouldn’t they.
Milk: No hormones or antibiotics here. Unlike conventional milk, organic milk comes from cows that are not given any thing scary.
Research on the hormones conventional cows are given seems to be linked to the early onset of puberty in young girls, ekk.
Beef: Like our organic eggs, organic beef has a higher ratio of omega-3 acids
which may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Organic cows also have much better living conditions and this cuts down on the passing of E. coli.
Fruits/Veggies: This is the only one I’m a little so-so on. I have heard that if the fruit or vegetable has a strong peel it is generally just fine to eat conventional. The peel can protect against some pesticides. The article does mention that the pesticide risk is lower in organic, true. Any local fruit and veggies you can buy, do. It’s nice to eat fresh, help your local economy, and the environment. Fruits in N.C. don’t just show up from Florida by magic.
So eggs, milk, and beef generally should be bought organic. Although the prices are higher, the pros out way the cons in this situation. Hope this helps a little in your food journey. Enjoy!