Organic Food Worth the Price?

Q: I believe in eating organic food but it is so expensive! Is spending the extra money really that critical? –Phyllis, TN

A: Great question. I have always prioritized buying certain organic products, such as milk, especially in the winter when the cost of organic food is much higher than conventional. We also have a great list on Care2 of the top 10 foods that are the most important to eat organically, which shows you when you should splurge and when it might be less urgent. But two new studies just came out that make me want to recommend that we all spend the extra money to eat organic food whenever we can. One shows that organic food is better for the heart, and the other that women who used pesticides in their early pregnancies had a higher rate of gestational diabetes, suggesting that pesticides affect glucose metabolism.

And, of course, organic farms are far and away the most caretaking of the environment–the more we can do to support them the better.

49 comments

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago

Organic can be a tad pricey but normally worth it. Thanks.

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Nils Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago

TY

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W5 years ago

No! The prices are exorbitant!

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Abbe A.
Azaima A5 years ago

thanks

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Winn Adams
Winn Adams5 years ago

Thanks

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Nimue Pendragon

Health-wise, obviously it's better, but the price puts it out of poor people's reach.

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CareTwo Support
CareTwo Support5 years ago

These are some great comments and ideas from everyone!!

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Patricia H.
Patricia H5 years ago

noted

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks for this article.

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Micheal Moffat
Past Member 5 years ago

"Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food." Hippocrates
we must light up the darkness for knowledge is not power its empowering lets all be empowered to change. life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

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