Did you know that organic produce is actually more nutritious than conventional?
Conventional farming uses various synthetic fertilizers. This is to make up for the inherent nutrient deficiency in the soil. And it is the nutrient content of the soil that dictates the nutrient content of the food being grown.
Synthetic fertilizers allow produce to grow in the absence of the nutrients that nature intended for those plants to have. The result is nutrient deficient food that had been forced to grow by the will of toxic fertilizers.
While going all organic can be expensive, the “dirty dozen” is a list of produce with the highest pesticide content that should be avoided.
- Grapes (imported)
- Sweet bell peppers
- Kale/collard greens