Eat With Your Head

The price crunch on organic food
August 31, 2008, 12:42 pm
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The nearly universal food price increases are not doing much good for the organic movement. This article argues how the increase in oil prices has led to an increase in food prices, too. Buying locally can remove some of our dependence on oil when we eat, since local farmers don’t need to drive as much to transport food, and are more likely to skip the “petroleum-based fertilizers” as well.

Here’s a ranking of fruits and vegetables, based on the amount of pesticides used, helpful to let you know when buying organic will truly make a difference or not. Peaches top the list (but are also very much in season at farmer’s markets!)


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