View Full Version : Organic Tropical Fruits Availability?
01-04-2008, 07:59 PM
I feel very limited in the fruit availability here in PA, at least for organic. In the winter I can get: apples, pears, bananas, kiwis, pineapples, and mangos. Seriously those are the only choices! I have seen some pictures online and read in books about all these different fruits that I've never tried. Whole Foods and Giant Eagle carry a larger variety of fruits, but they are not certified organic. I am wondering if tropical fruits actually come as certified organic anywhere or are they all conventional or are there even any regulations like that where they are from? I don't know if there is a website I can order some things online from or if the stuff that's non-organic has more benefits than negatives? I am extremely sensitive to things like pesticides and chemicals so it's especially important for me to eat organics. People who live in the tropics must be so lucky to grow up eating all those delicious natural foods! I bet they are a lot healthier too.
01-08-2008, 06:39 AM
I am wondering if tropical fruits actually come as certified organic anywhere or are they all conventional or are there even any regulations like that where they are from? I don't know if there is a website I can order some things online from or if the stuff that's non-organic has more benefits than negatives?
I've been wondering about this too. I'm guessing a lot of other countries don't exactly have the same types of organic regulations because they don't need to, because its all common sense? Americans don't have common sense, of course, so we need the regulations. for example, a conventional grape from Peru is probably healthier than an organic grape from Florida, for a number of reasons. No matter how organic your farm is, one of he biggest pollutants is the air toxins coming from industrial waste, which farmers can't control.
01-08-2008, 03:56 PM
Two of my faves have to be shipped in from Thailand - young coconut and durian. I can find the coconut in whole foods, but not organic. For the durian I have to treck to china town. I don't know any way around eating the non organic - and I love them too much to care since I don't eat them that often. Man did I enjoy my trip to Thailand a couple months ago - you could get young coconuts for about 20 cents. I doubt anything was organic over there though - the cities there are SO incredibly polluted - they seem to have no laws about tha sort of stuff.
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