What's the deal with organic foods?

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Organic foods are growing in popularity and you might wonder what the hype is all about. Organic food is produced without using conventional pesticides or bio-engineering. Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products come from animals that are not given antibiotics or growth hormones. But organic produce also comes with a hefty price tag, so here are some foods that you should buy organic due to its high content of pesticides and hormones for non-organic version:

  • Meat - Chicken, Pork & Beef - For the most part, scientists agree that the drugs given to animals carry over to the meat on that dinner table, so opt for the organic & hormone-free poultry & meat
  • Fruits & Veggies - certain fruits and veggies might be more important to buy organic than others. The Dirty Dozen generally have the most pesticide residues when grown conventionally because they’re more prone to pesky bugs. Purchase these fruits and veggies organic whenever possible to avoid the potentially harmful effects of pesticides.
  • Dairy - Cows are pumped with hormones to increase milk production, but the debate is still alive and well whether the absence of these hormones is actually beneficial.
  • Eggs - Skip the conventional eggs and opt for the organic kind, because they can be more nutritious and free of dangerous chemicals. One study found that, when given access to a grazing pasture, chickens produced eggs with more omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, and vitamin E.

Happy Shopping :)