Parents turn to organic food – Nov 8, 2005:
Organic baby food sales jump 18 percent in a year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin O’Neal has two daughters and a fridge stocked with organic cheese, milk, fruits and vegetables in her Annapolis, Maryland, home.
See my sister thinks I’m nuts but really I’m normal. I don’t mean to sound obnoxious but I really do think it’s kind of a no brain-er to feed your kids organic, if you can. It’s just common sense that if chemicals go in the ground around the plant and are sprayed onto the plant that they will be in the fruit. I do recognize that organic food is expensive but as the article says if you can’t afford organic foods than you can shop a little smarter and choose foods that have lower pesticide levels like bananas, avocados (sorry Julie) and avoid conventional fruits and veggies with high levels like grapes, raisins and spinach. The EWG has a handy dandy printable wallet guide to the high/low pesticide level foods.
We are exposed to enough junk through the air and water that we don’t need extra hormones and antibiotics from milk and meat and pesticides from fruits and veggies.