October 24, 2010 3:22 am at 3:22 am #592748HelpfulMember
Is food <stron>labeled “organic” healthier?October 24, 2010 6:24 am at 6:24 am #703533WIYMember
Depends who you ask. Maybe a minor difference at most. Honestly I think its a scam. They just want your money.October 24, 2010 6:45 am at 6:45 am #703534bombmaniacParticipant
most definitely. organic food drains your budget leaving nothing left for junk food and all things tasty…go for it!October 24, 2010 11:57 am at 11:57 am #703535minyan galMember
I am of the opinion that organic food is no better for you.October 24, 2010 2:29 pm at 2:29 pm #703536bombmaniacParticipant
can someone edit that HTML in th OP please? as someone who designs websites it offends me…October 24, 2010 2:39 pm at 2:39 pm #703537SJSinNYCMember
I would prefer that my fruits and vegetables not have pesticides laden in them. For adults its not as harmful as for children, so when I make baby food I only use organic for them. I also only buy organic apple sauce when I don’t make my own.
I also read that if you are making one change for kids it should be milk, as they drink a ton. So we get organic milk for our kids.October 25, 2010 7:55 am at 7:55 am #703538vnishmartemmeodMember
Healthier than ingesting pesticides? Yes. Absolutely essential? Probably not.
But if you are looking to be more careful with what you eat, then it’s a good choice.
PLUS – you know for sure it’s not “genetically modified foods” GMO’s… about which there are still many questions how it affects one’s health… and some studies have shown potentially terrible consequences in the NEXT generation (infertility!)
Otherwise, not all GMO foods are clearly labeled. If it’s a concern for you – as it SHOULD BE – you can find a non-gmo shopping guide by googling that phrase…October 25, 2010 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm #703539rebdonielMember
Yes, it is healthier. Organic animal products do not contain pesticides, antibiotics, or hormones, and when one uses grass-fed meat or dairy, it has the effect of actually reducing cholesterol ansd serving as an anti-inflammatory, which helps in yeneh machla prevention. By produce, however, there can be serious problems as far as sheratzim go. For shomrei kashrus, it would be best to only use organic potatoes, apples, etc., basically any fruits and vegetables you eat the skin, but to use non-organic berries, lettuce, cabbage, etc., and wash it very well, due to the sheratzim factor, but using organic meats and dairy falls under shmiras haguf, and to me, is a chiyuv. The problem is that I do not know yet of one cholov yisroel grass-fed organic dairy in the country.October 25, 2010 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #703540bptParticipant
I’m not a huge fan, but the romaine lettuce you can get from a local farm is a deep green, whereas the stuff you get in a 3-pack from the fruit store is almost the color of Iceberg lettuce.
Most other fruits / veggies are hard for me to tell the fresh from the commercial stuff.October 26, 2010 12:21 am at 12:21 am #703541rebdonielMember
It is a shame that the nice organic lettuce is delicious and much better for you, but it is also probably infested.October 26, 2010 1:04 pm at 1:04 pm #703542bptParticipant
Infested? You bet. That’s why they invented soapy water and eyes to check for bugs.October 26, 2010 4:44 pm at 4:44 pm #703543twistedParticipant
In my time in NY i gardened extensively, and among other things, I grew tomatoes. Once you experience a well grow, vine ripened open pollinated tomato, you have a real safek about the bracha on anything less. L’aniyas da’ati, a supermarket tomato is a shehakol. Many of the things I grew (small scale is really easy to do organic) often never made it as far as the kitchen back door.
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