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    Does anyone here buy organic produce and do you think it is worthwhile, an issue I have been wondering about.

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    I buy organic stuff when I can. I just read an article about the fact that produce has much less vitamins these days compared to 30 years ago. Someone wrote a book about it (vague, I know, but my memory is shot), and said a tomato now is basically a red tennis ball, and that although potatoes used to have Vitamin A, they don't anymore.

    I would hope that organic produce has a few more nutrients, but who really knows? At least you're getting fewer pesticides.

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    I also try to buy organic whenever possible. With certain fruits like strawberries, I can totally tell the difference and quality in taste.

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    I too try to buy organic everything when possible.....the hard part is affording it on a consistant basis. I have purchased organic produce, but not recently. I try to buy organic food for my daughter, like crackers, oatmeal, and when she was younger, baby food. Its hard though....its sometimes double the price...and that SUCKS.
    I also read an article recently (I believe it was Consumer Reports) discussing Organic products and how they are labled and the difference in the labeling. Unless a product says it is 100% Organic, its not truly considered organic and can have numerous fillers/additives in it that are NOT organic or consistant w/organic practices. A product can say simply 'Organic' and its not...it apparently needs to have the 100% there......so that just adds MORE confusion. AHHHHH!
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    In general, if you can find and afford it, organic produce is the way to go. The pesticides and environmental implications, along with the taste, provide a lot of advantages. Bananas, berries, melons and apples especially - if they're not organic, then I go without.

    On the other hand, there are many health experts who believe that there are some thing not worth buying organic, such as cosmetics and seafood.

    Personally, I buy all organic produce, meats and dairy products. I also stock up on European jams, cereals, cookies and dry goods - they tend to be purer or have fewer ingredients (preservatives), are lower in sugar or fat, and remind me of my childhood.

    Here are links to a few articles:

    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine...8129_mz070.htm

    http://lifestyle.msn.com/FoodandEnte...53025&GT1=7112

    http://www.webmd.com/content/article/117/112503
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    Produce usually has PLC stickers on it. If the numbers begin with a 4 it is conventionally grown, meaning with pestisides. If the numbers begin with 9 it is organic.. If they begin with 8, it is genetically modified.

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    I buy organic meat, dairy and veg. I don't want to eat pesticides, growth hormones and antibiotics, and I also have concerns about the way animals used for mass produced, too-cheap meat are treated. Incidentally it has been illegal to import American beef to Europe for years because of the cocktail of growth hormones most producers use to speed maturity.

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    I never usually get it. It too much $$$. Can you really taste and feel the differnce? (Feel as in feling better not the way the produce feels)
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    For me, I could really tell the difference between regular strawberries and organic ones, they are sweeter and much more fragrant. Not sure about other produce and I don't particularly feel better but that's just cuz I'm not all that healthy

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    You can definetly taste the difference, but it's so expensive

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    I can definitely taste it. Especially broccoli and melons.

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    I try to buy organic especially root veggies.

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    They don't have the article online but I just found this great chart in a magazine that lists the produce w most pesticides that you should really buy organic. It was in this month's Eating Well magazine.
    SPECIAL REPORT
    Organics: Are They
    Worth It?
    A consumerís guide to weighing the options at the produce bin
    By Peter Jaret

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