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Organic Food Worth the Price?

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.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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9:23AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

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

12:30AM PST on Nov 9, 2012


6:46AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

No! The prices are exorbitant!

7:21AM PDT on Sep 5, 2012


8:56PM PDT on Sep 1, 2012


7:46PM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

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

10:30AM PDT on Aug 29, 2012

These are some great comments and ideas from everyone!!

11:00PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012


5:20PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Thanks for this article.

4:12PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

"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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