This cartoon sums up exactly how I feel when it comes to the latest organic food craze.
ORGANIC FOOD: foods that are made according to certain production standards. The use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and avoided as a last resort.
While I whole heartily favor this choice (organic/natural food) over other food products, I can't quite bring myself to spend the few extra dollars per item. But then I fret and worry that I am feeding my children "harmful" or "unsafe" food with growth hormones, trans fats, and other unhealthy additives despite the USDA giving their stamp of approval.
I am planting a garden and have stepped it up over the last few years in my cooking. I have gone from frozen burritos to hamburger helper to "real" home cooked meals.
I still slip in the occasional gold fish for a snack or mac and cheese on a lazy lunch day. But, I know that those are not the best options when it comes to taking care of myself and my family's bodies/health.
Help me out here!!!
What do you know about "harmful" additives in today's food products and their true effects?