Just curious where most people on AM are leaning towards on this subject.
I eat organic or pastured eggs, for the most part because i eat so many. i also buy grass fed beef or bison. everything else usually ends up being regular, non organic.
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i try to eat organic just so $$ i just try to wash everything good but i do stick to free range eggs(local)and if extra$ grass fed beef but i live in the country so alot fruit/veggies i buy at local fruit farms.
I'm in ct and the difference is pretty significant. Regular chicken at Costco is 1.89 and organic is 5.99.
if i was buying chicken regularly though, id definitely buy organic. those regular chickens are so roided out... now way those ginormous breasts are natural haha
if you have netflix check out a movie called "Food Inc"
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By federal law--ALL chickens must be hormone-free. Take that for what it is worth though.
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AntonG420 whats your take on Salmon? Do you get the Alaskan wild or farm raised. Huge difference in price.
I only incidentally buy organic salad stuffs (spring mix salad, peppers, broccoli, etc) because it's cheaper than the other stuff @ Sam's Club. Same goes for some of the fruit I buy. Otherwise, I stick to what's cheapest, as I can only afford what I can afford. I clean my food and try to take precautions when I can. Otherwise, the only food item I make it a point to get at a certain quality are eggs as I not only eat a lot of them a day but the difference in nutritional content is so vast, it's almost like comparing whole milk to skim milk (though the nutrients in question are unknown to the common man =p).
The farm raised salmon doesn't have the levels of omega-3 that wild does. If you're not eating wild salmon you may as well just eat ground beef. I'd like to go all organic protein but it's so flipping expensive. I am able to get organic omega-3 eggs though and supp. with fish oil.
Considering the amount I eat, to buy all organic would make me broke. Im more or less selective about my purchases. Vegetables I get at a local Jersey fresh farmers market. Things like chicken or turkey I just could not afford to do organic, no way. I try to avoid ground meats. Red meat is always free range. Eggs, eh... its so minimal in my diet I just get the big 5doz case for cheap - it lasts a while but higher in sodium than some others.
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