Does it really make a difference whether I buy organic or conventional foods? Our family has transitioned to purchasing mostly organic foods over the last 5 years. Yes, it does cost a little bit more but the peace of mind I get from protecting us from harmful pesticides is worth the price.
What does organic mean anyways?
The word “organic” refers to the way farmers grow and process agricultural products, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and meat. Organic farming practices are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce don’t use conventional methods to fertilize and control weeds. Examples of organic farming practices include using natural fertilizers to feed soil and plants, and using crop rotation or mulch to manage weeds. (source)