Going Organic: Is it only for rich moms and hippies?

Organic food is not always easy on the budget (unless you grow it yourself, see Herb Garden), so the savvy saver must ask: is the price worth the nice?

What does organic even mean? 

Organic foods are grown according to strict production guidelines:images (1)

Organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy is also free of hormones and antibiotics.

Organic is basically another word for “old school”,  relying on the action of biological agents like insects, worms and other organisms to maintain soil fertility. Nitrogen is added naturally by growing plants such as clover, and other nutrients come from natural compost and seaweed. This results in healthy soil which in turn results in healthy plants. Crops are also rotated to maintain soil fertility and to prevent the build up of insects, diseases and weeds.

What does GMO mean?

This is some freaky sh**.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are made by forcing genes from one species, such as bacteria, viruses, animals or humans, into the DNA of a food crop or animal in order to produce bigger, faster growing, or better looking produce.

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Why is it bad?

Studies have shown that GM food poses some serious health risks: think  infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. Like I said, freaky sh**,

That all being said, why should I pay more for my groceries?

Watch this space… organic buying tips coming up soon!

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