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Should We Buy Organic?

Yes and No.

Wikipedia defines Organic Food as follows:

“Organic foods are foods that are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain genetically modified organisms, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.”

Wikipedia goes on to add that the only time in human history that man hasn’t grown organically is during the 20th century. says that we are eating over 30 pesticides when we eat an apple.  Even after washing it.  says that… “organic farmers don’t receive federal subsidies like conventional farmers do.  Therefore, the price of organic food reflects the true cost of growing.”

I’m starting to find that the reasons to buy organic are increasingly lame and hard to support.  Prove me wrong here, but I believe that if we buy organic food that don’t have a hard protective shell (ig: lettuce, celery, strawberries, grapes, apples, pears, etc) then we are protecting ourselves from ingesting potentially harmful toxins.  I’m not going to was money on food grown organically whose shell should protect the contents such as avocados, nuts, lemons, limes, melons, etc.

Read “Ten Reasons Why You Should Not Buy Organic Foods”  Then write me and let me know what you think. – jughandle