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#1 Old 05-04-2016, 10:02 AM
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Non Organic Food

I don't eat out that often but when I do I am assuming most of the food is not organic. Almost all salads that I get at restaurants are not organic and have some of the dirty dozen. I just lived in a ski area for 4 months and found it hard to get organic fruits and veggies. I am really curious of the negative affects non organic food can have. Is it possible that eating a non organic salad is worse than not having one at all? Sounds like a stupid question but I am really curious how toxic these pesticides are?
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#2 Old 05-04-2016, 12:39 PM
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I don't eat out that often but when I do I am assuming most of the food is not organic. Almost all salads that I get at restaurants are not organic and have some of the dirty dozen. I just lived in a ski area for 4 months and found it hard to get organic fruits and veggies. I am really curious of the negative affects non organic food can have. Is it possible that eating a non organic salad is worse than not having one at all? Sounds like a stupid question but I am really curious how toxic these pesticides are?

Organic produce is also grown with pesticides. The USDA Organic Standard actually allows the use of certain pesticides. Here is the USDA's National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances for certified organic products: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx....9.32.7&idno=7


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Organic produce is also grown with pesticides. The USDA Organic Standard actually allows the use of certain pesticides. Here is the USDA's National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances for certified organic products: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx....9.32.7&idno=7


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This drives me nuts. Like berries, or others on the 'dirty dozen' list- should you always buy organic? Should you buy regular based on pricing?
I've been convinced to eat berries often, and have recently been buying frozen organic. Now I'm thinking about the rest of the list I usually don't worry about. Esp apples. At the beginning of the season I'll go apple picking at local orchards that don't spray, but not certified. After those, I usually buy regular ones. For some reason the ones labeled organic are not only much pricier, they're not usually very good. The regular ones are very good
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