Organic foodsWhy is organic food so expensive?

Perhaps because junk food from fast-food and supermarket chains is very cheap to produce. Because how much can it possibly cost to make, in the laboratory, a meat sauce or a chicken-like substance for the fast food chains?

The ecological hen, or during communism we would simply say hen, without an additional word “ecological, domestic” is a breeding bird, living freely, which eats whatever it finds.

It is not that I support Communism. Not at all. The only thing is the farmers, at that time, were not bought out by the European Union, Monsanto and other polluters.

Then, we had one of the healthiest foods in the world.

Today a new market was created, a new industry with stickers: “organic, homemade, green, ecological, no harmful pesticides, no artificial fertilizers, no irradiation, no artificial additives, no industrial solvents, no GMOs, no growth hormone, no …”.

We will soon be getting a one-meter leaflet for every organic product with exclusions describing what is not included.

Are organic products always the healthier option?

Of course not. You need to become resistant to the words such as “bio”, “organic” and more.

Especially when you buy processed products in the supermarket with such stickers.

Dressing the product in a green box does not immediately mean that it is healthy.

The ideal would be to buy only fresh or frozen raw products. All grown or raised organically. Only then would you be able to be in control of what you eat.

But for many people buying only organic fruit and vegetables, unprocessed meat and fish, exceeds the financial possibilities.

They are too expensive.

Unfortunately, the white product with water and chemical additives from the market, called milk, is not the same as milk from home raised, free grazing cow.

The care of such a cow requires work and time.

Therefore, it is not known whether home products are too expensive or if the corporations have artificially lowered the prices of junk products.

Maybe we do not earn much, because the care for animals, vegetables, and fruits, costs time and money.

How can you save while eating healthy?

Some organic fruits and vegetables are not worth buying.

For example, some fruits absorb a lot of pesticides, and others – little or none. In the cultivation of certain products, pesticides are not used at all. Some vegetables need fertilizers, others grow well without them.

Therefore, you can safely consume many inorganic products, while saving money.

Inorganic products that you can freely consume

In these fruits and vegetables, pesticides are not used, or they are used only to a small extent:

  • onions,
  • pineapple,
  • avocado,
  • asparagus,
  • mango,
  • eggplant,
  • melon,
  • kiwi,
  • cabbage,
  • cauliflower,
  • broccoli,
  • watermelon,
  • sweet potatoes,
  • grapefruit,
  • mushrooms,
  • green peas,
  • corn (if it is not GMO).

Products that you should always (if possible) buy organic

Here are fruits and vegetables especially exposed to pesticides:

  • strawberries,
  • peaches (including nectarines),
  • apples,
  • pears,
  • lettuce,
  • cucumber,
  • pumpkin (including zucchini) and other cucurbits,
  • green beans,
  • celery,
  • paprika,
  • spinach,
  • grapes,
  • potatoes,
  • carrots,
  • tomatoes,
  • plums,
  • blueberries,

Avoid GMO products

If you live in a country that has authorized the use of GMOs, you need to know that some vegetables are more often modified than others. This is the case with:

  • corn,
  • soy,
  • pumpkin (including zucchini) and other cucurbits,
  • rape (including rapeseed oil),
  • sugar beet,

GMO products are also used in animal husbandry. Therefore, in the countries that produce GMOs, it is particularly important to buy organic:

  • meat,
  • dairy,
  • eggs,
  • honey.

It’s worth remembering this information because thanks to it we can save a lot of money.

 Kasia BrzozaKasia Brzoza

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