View Full Version : Where my food comes from..
10-29-2008, 09:47 PM
Does it matter where your food comes from? I do not eat anything grown out side of the US ; as we make DDT and sell it out of the US and DDT (and other pesticides) are used on produce outside of the country and sold into to us. I cannot afford organic but try to eat only things from the US.
Does it matter? Will my attempts at raw fail because of this?
10-29-2008, 09:56 PM
Raw conventional is better than cooked organic. Make sure you peel the things that can be peeled. Wash things well. Try to buy those things organic that are the worst as far as pesticides go: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, lettuce, pears, spinach, and potatoes.
10-29-2008, 10:08 PM
I try my own spinach during the year that the season permits but when there's snow on the ground I try to get organic and when I can't get organic I buy conventional and take extra care to wash. You do the best you can. Many of us here live in rural towns and a store that sells organic usually is in larger towns. Even with that you'll find ways to get what you need. You'll work out everything as you eat raw....it just takes some time.
Lady Green Jeans
10-29-2008, 10:31 PM
I just joined a CSA and got my first box. Was very pleased with the quality but a little disappointed as it is really only enough produce for part of the week (got the large share for a family). Not a piggish appetite, but will go through the greens in no time flat.
I really like the idea that I know where my produce comes from--local and organic. It's kind of like 'meet your produce' instead of 'meet your meat.'
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