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Do WE buy organic foods?

I’m just on my way back from the Perform Better conference.  I’m on their speaking circuit and the first of the three Summits they have each year was this past weekend in Providence.  Great group of attendees and fellow speakers. As I was talking, the topic of organic foods came up.  I shared some of the evidence and information that’s out there. And then the "most" important question came up — "Do YOU eat organic foods?" It made me think of a blog we wrote a couple years ago called "Organic foods are a waste of money."&n…
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Are Organic Foods Worth It?

This question will likely not ever end. To some, food is like a religion, with people adamantly arguing on one side or the other.  The "low carb" people vs. the "low fat" people.  The "organic" vs "conventional."  It seems as if there’s no room for balance.  It’s good or evil.  Black or white.  There is no gray.  No middle ground.  We look around to see if people are "on our side" — make sure others support us (social proof is often more important than scientific proof).&n…
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12 Fruits and Veggies With the MOST Pesticides!

Last year we published a blog about The Environmental Working Groups "Dirty Dozen" list … well, they’re at it again with an update … with the 12 fruits and veggies you SHOULD make sure to buy organic, as these 12 are highest in pesticides. We’ve talked about organic vs. conventional foods in previous blog posts.  Basically the "Dirty Dozen" list are the 12 foods that have been found to be highest in pesticides when a random sample is taken from a the grocery store shelves.  In other words, since these are highest in pesticides, itR…
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Organic Foods are a Waste of Money?

Organic foods are hot – more and more consumers are looking for the term "organic." But is organic "stuff" worth the extra money?  Sometimes organic produce costs at least double what "conventional" produce costs. So why do people spend the extra money? 1. Less pesticides 2. More nutrients 3. More flavor But are these valid reasons? According to research published just the other day in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition … … not a chance.  Organic foods didn’t turn out to be any "better" than conve…
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