Does Organic Really Matter?

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Just the other day I had a conversation with my 81 year old father who said he hasn't been to a doctor in 30 years, and he has eaten regular 'non-organic' food all his life. He said, "All of this talk about eating organic and spending the extra money to get pesticide free food, is it something to worry about or is it just a bunch of paranoid new age hippies making a big deal about nothing? Surely the government wouldn't allow something in our food system that is toxic. Plus, I wash my fruits and vegetables anyway. What's the big deal?  I've lived a long and healthy life without it."  Let's just say the produce we eat now ain't the same produce that our parents ate. In the 21st century … [Read more...]