I get asked all the time whether it is "worth it or not" to go organic and I always like to reply to the question in three simple and easy to understand answers.
- A National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH) study posted in Environmental Health Perspectives back in 2006, demonstrated that when scientists substituted children’s conventional diets with organic food items for 5 consecutive days, the median urinary concentrations of pesticides decreased to the non-detect levels immediately after the introduction of organic diets and remained non-detectable until the conventional diets were reintroduced.
- Once when I was in a rush and did not have time to run into the market for organic milk, I picked up non-organic at CVS. I poured a glass for my youngest daughter the next morning with only a pang of guilt which I quieted with the meme that she would not even notice the difference. I was wrong. Before even fully swallowing the milk, she dropped the glass down onto the table with a grimace on her face and exclaimed, "What IS this?" Clearly, there is a taste difference between organic and conventional in not only the milk and meat, but also in the fruits and vegetables.
- You don't have to worry about whether or not you can afford organics or where to buy them. Shop like I do at Green PolkaDot Box and save up to 60% on NonGMO, organic foods, drinks and more and make your life easy and stay on budget. It's easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
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