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This is a hot topic and will be for a while...Organic or not?
In the United States, the National Organic Program certifies organic food products by the following: "Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used". You have to make sure a food has a USDA stamp on it or is labeled as 100% certified organic.
In my opinion, yes “organic “ food (specially fruits, vegetables, and grains) is a better option than regular or the conventional that is on the shelf. It is important to consider it’s feasibility (in terms of time, finance, and convenience) for a person, and if it is feasible, then why not?
Children, pregnant women and the elderly are the ones that are most at risk to environmental toxins. But then again, we can only control so much of our exposure. Can we control how much gasoline fumes and other chemicals that are in our environment?
Choosing to buy organic is a personal choice. I would think twice before making a recommendation like that to everyone. I would not want a parent to feel any guilt for not buying organic food products for their child, if they just cannot afford it. It is more expensive, difficult for many to find and not every food product is organic. A parent should be happy for being able to provide balanced, healthy meals to their children may it be organic or not.
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