While I do consume a lot of organic food, there are pesticides used in the organic industry. Organic does not mean free of pesticides.Originally Posted by rainforests1
Pesticides cause a lot of problems. How much of the food you eat is organic?
This is true, but iirc they do tend to use the least caustic pesticides they can. Another very important aspect for me is organic also means GMO free.Originally Posted by nogardsram
While I do consume a lot of organic food, there are pesticides used in the organic industry. Organic does not mean free of pesticides.
Perhaps, but maybe it depends on what you mean by that (technically, they just do not allow synthetic pesticides):Originally Posted by Forster
This is true, but iirc they do tend to use the least caustic pesticides they can. Another very important aspect for me is organic also means GMO free.
Quote:Organic food is, by definition, supposed to be free of genetically modified material, and organic crops are required to be isolated from other crops. But as GM crops become more prevalent, there is little that an organic farmer can do to prevent a speck of GM pollen or a stray GM seed from being blown by the wind onto his land or farm equipment and, eventually, into his products. In 2006, GM crops accounted for 61% of all the corn planted in the U.S. and 89% of all the soybeans.
Here's a wiki page:
Grow your own or know the farmers who grow you food.
Quote:Originally Posted by Windigo
I wish I could afford to buy more organic produce, but the price is about three times higher here than regular fare. And I have an income that's below the national poverty line so I just can't afford to buy as much organic as I'd want. I try to buy discount organic products but the main amount of food I buy is regular supermarket fare. I just have no choice atm.
Definitely agree that organic is pricey. I'm the same--I buy as much as I can afford.Originally Posted by veggiholic
I buy as much organic as I can afford. Probably about half. There's some things that are just too expensive for me to buy organic at the moment (or possibly ever) - mostly frozen fruit, and there's other things that aren't available organic. But when I can get and afford organic, I do.