Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eating Organic

This just in: organic farming is better than conventional on all counts. I just read an article in the Star Phoenix about a 30-year study comparing conventional & organic farming methods at Pennsylvania's Rodale Institute. Organic farming is better for the environment & human health--this is well known. Did you know that organic farming yields are as good or better than conventional? Organic farms also provide more jobs & keep the money in the communities where the farms are. Read the article for more details.

Do you eat organic? If not, why not? It's not an all-or-nothing proposition. Try starting with your produce. The Environmental Working Group website has a handy list of the 'Dirty dozen' & the 'Clean Fifteen'. The former list is the things you should eat organic: crops which have the highest pesticide use conventionally. The latter list are foods with the lowest pesticide when not organically grown.

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