Foods to Always Buy Organic (Even On a Budget!) FOOD No.3
Adding organic food to your shopping cart can be expensive. That said, avoiding consuming chemical pesticides and hormones could help you to avoid damaging (and costly) future health problems. A 2012 Washington State University study demonstrated that environmental toxicants can have negative effects on not just an exposed animal but the next three generations of its offspring. Another recent study showed that Monsanto’s widely used herbicide formula Roundup destroys testosterone and ultimately leads to male infertility. More than 25 other diseases are also known to be linked to Roundup including DNA damage, birth defects, liver dysfunction, and cancer. How can you avoid putting toxic pesticides into your body? Buy organic foods whenever possible. If you are on a tight budget, you can prioritize your purchases based on this list.
If you consume dairy, it’s important to be aware that 20 percent of the milk in the U.S. comes from cows who have received a genetically-engineered hormone called Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). Max Goldberg from “Your Guide to Organic Food & Drink” writes “For people who are new to organic or have very limited financial means to buy organic, the one thing that I always say is the following: The absolute number one priority in your household should be organic milk for your kids.” Certified organic milk comes from cows fed organic feed raised on land certified as meeting national organic growing standards. Additionally, these cows are not given routine treatments of antibiotics or growth hormones.
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