I know that it can be a confusing, expensive and outright annoying experience to hunt for organic food. Many people still do not believe that it is important to eat organic...lots of people tend to think "I haven't gotten sick yet, so it MUST be ok" or "our parents never worried about this so what's the big deal?".
You know what?
IT'S A HUGE DEAL.
Our food is being modified, grown and experimented with in scientific labs everyday. That conventional tomato you just ate? It could have been gown made out of seeds that came from a laboratory. Those kinds of foods are called GMO's (Genetically Modified Organisms) and they are found in virtually every non-organic food. So not only do we need to worry about the herbicides and pesticides that wash our food, we have to worry about the actual food that is grown.
Organic foods, by law, cannot be made from GMO's so really, it's the safest way to eat.
The Daily Green has provided us with the new, updated list of 10 foods that you NEED to buy organic. If you don't buy anything else, buy these organic or DON'T BUY THEM AT ALL. The only way we can demand healthy, non-GMO food is by using our pocketbooks and showing these companies we won't stand for any more chemicals or tampering.
8. Sweet Bell Peppers (red, green and orange)
If your grocery store doesn't carry organic versions of these fruits and veggies, talk to a manager encouraging him/her to carry it. Or better yet, local farmers could use your business. Click HERE to find a local organic farmer or farmer's market near you. Organic food doesn't have to be a ton more expensive, I was at the farmer's market last week and I saw that my organic asparagus was cheaper than conventional.
Eat clean, be well.