Saturday, August 8, 2009

At Our House, We DON'T Do Organic...

Richard and I have done a bit of research on the topic and, given our research and the outrageous cost of buying organic, we decided to live with the added hormones and pesticides.

However, after reading this article (click on the link in "this") I completely believe we've made the right decision.

3 comments:

Caroline said...

Lord, I wish I could sit in on a conversation about this topic between you and my MIL . . . . she would have me buy organic water, I think, if it were possible.

Michele said...

Obviously it is a personal choice and children need milk and fruits and veggies regardless of the growing methods. But there are a lot of problems with Dangour's report. The higher levels of nitrates he found in conventually grown food bothers me more than a lot of it. As far as vitamin content, it seems like how far the food has travelled and how long it has sat on the shelf matters more than the growing method.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/food_and_drink/article6736031.ece

Michele said...

Maybe what I meant to say was that there is always a report to support whatever you chose to believe. There are plenty of pros and cons on BOTH sides. Maybe it is a question of how far you take it.