It’s shameful that organic foods aren’t accessible to all.
It’s difficult to realize that not everyone has access to toxic-free, certified organic foods. And, it’s also very difficult to realize that many of our foods are TOXIC, except those that are certified organic. Unfortunately, the diligent process to produce and manufacture certified foods is a costly venture; thus, this cost is passed on to the consumer and some people simply cannot afford it.
I always suggest that if you can afford organic, then buy organic. Eat foods free of toxins, plus support organic farmers and the battles they fight against large corporate agribusiness. If you cannot afford grocery store organic, then farmers’ markets are a good option. Most frequently small grocers sell at these markets; small growers who value the land and thus attempt to preserve it using fewer, if any, toxic chemicals. Additionally, CSA’s (community supported agriculture) are another sure way to glean healthful toxic-free foods.
How do you know which food to buy? Cornucopia Institute’s website, http://www.cornucopia.org is one place to check the ratings of certain foods. Therefore, buying decisions can be based on facts, not on slick marketing utilized by many companies.
Their Food Scorecards:
Meat Alternatives: http://cornucopia.org/hexane-guides/hexane_guide_meat_alternatives.html
We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. Alfred E. Newman