Jun 28, 2021

Episode 44: To Organic or Not To Organic

by Carrie Lupoli | Diet Disruptors Podcast

Ever wonder if the organic thing really matters?  Unsure about what you should buy organic or not?  It’s confusing!  This week, because I am traveling, Coaches Stacie and Deb are stepping in for me and are coming live to you from my account!  

As our resident experts on all things organic, they are coming to you today to talk all about “To Organic or Not To Organic!”  They discuss…

The Deal with Pesticides

  • Started using in the 50s after WWII to kill bugs
  • 20 years later, they started to realize the harmful side effects
  • Pesticides have changed, but are still used today
  • Pesticides are still a known carcinogen
  • 98% of the population finds traces of pesticides in your body

The Dirty Dozen

  • The TOP offender is strawberries!
  • Spinach
  • Kale, Collard Greens, Mustard Greens
  • Nectarines & Peaches
  • Apples & Pears
  • Grapes (Wine!)
  • Cherries
  • Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • These foods have THIN SKINS so they absorb the pesticides

Farmer’s Market Tips

  • These foods are not always organic
  • ASK if they spray their crops 
  • May not be able to AFFORD the organic certification but ARE using the practices

Is Organic WORTH the price?

  • Organic is not ALWAYS more expensive than conventional
  • Whole Foods have organic produce on sale, especially as a prime member
  • Frozen, organic produce is often very affordable

Organic & Biodynamic Practices

  • Only 5% of purchases are organic
  • Organic farmers can not use any GMO seeds & cows cannot eat GMO foods
  • There are no GMO ingredients in organic foods
  • Biodynamic farmers are also doing good by the planet
  • Animals are fed natural diets and are free roaming
  • Prevents chemicals leaching into the ground
  • Improves biodiversity

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