Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Buying Organic Foods

Great article on buying organic foods:
By Maureen Callahan, R.D.

Americans spent close to $28 billion in 2008 on organic edibles, up from $1 billion in 1990, according to The Organic Trade Association. And organic foods remain an area of growth even with the rising cost of grocery items and tougher economic times.

Farmers and scientists debate whether organic produce, meats, and milks are more nutritious.

If you're fueling these double-digit sales, you likely already have your reasons for buying organic. Even so, recent changes to America's food buying habits -- the rise of the local-food movement, increased awareness about foods' carbon footprint (the amount of greenhouse gasses released when producing and transporting goods) -- may leave you wondering where organic foods fit into a better-for-the-environment equation.

If you're not an organic shopper, perhaps you have questions about whether or not these products are worth their premium price tag...

Finish reading this informative article at the CNN link.

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