Conventional foods (non-organic) are engineered for the purposes of lowering cost & raising shelf life. Organic foods are grown for nutrition and flavor. While organics can cost more, there are ways to save. Rather than buy organic meats, buy beans, lentils, tofu. Whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, whole wheat pasta, whole grain breads) have much more protein and nutrients than simple/white grains. When you buy an item labeled organic, you know that you are not buying genetically modified frankenfoods (GMOs). For produce, I follow this guide for what should/ not be purchased organic: http://www.foodnews.org/EWG-shoppers-guide-download-final.pdf
For any soy, wheat, rice or corn products, I only buy organic, unless I know that the product is non-GMO. I buy mostly organic dairy and only RBGH-free. There are many sites for coupons and recipes, and I have a huge recipe archive; feel free to contact me directly for more information.
at 5:11 AM on May. 13, 2009