I am a real greenie and believe in the many benefits of living healthy and sustainable. I like to incorporate sustainable practices into your home and life. I love to make everything from hand-crafted jewelry, to sustainable organic candles, to organic products for the kitchen.
I really like to go to the eco-minded grocery store. Their food is often the best natural food in the country. A recent trip to the grocer’s in Santa Fe, New Mexico led me to the discovery that it is now an eco-friendly store! I also love to walk through my local farmers market. It is one of my favorite places to get fresh, organic produce.
If you are going to buy organic foods, you need to read your ingredients. You need to read labels, and you need to know what the ingredients are. This is the kind of information that your grandmother would tell you. Many organic grocery stores don’t even stock the ingredient list on their own products. The products they sell are simply called “organic” because they are made from “organic” ingredients.
It’s not enough just to know what the ingredients are. You also want to know how that particular item is made and what it is made of. You can’t just buy a bag of corn flakes and go eat it because theres no way you can tell how the corn is processed.
Organic food is a little more complicated than it may seem to be. Basically, all the food that is organic has to be produced with non-GMO, non-fad, non-genetically modified seed. That means that the food has to come from a variety of local farms rather than a factory farm. This also means that the food has to be grown and harvested by the very people that want to make it.
Now, what does that do to the health of the food? It makes it easier to grow more food. When you grow food organically you have a much smaller chance of getting food poisoning from insects than you would from a factory farm. That means less pesticides, less chemicals in your drinking water, and less of a chance that you’re creating a toxic waste stream. You also don’t have to buy the same food every time. The food that you eat has to come from somewhere.
For those of you who are still a little confused about this topic, think of the term organics. Organic or not, anything that comes from a living organism goes into your body. So for example, the food that you eat comes from a plant or a tree, not a factory farm.
You might think you have to buy organic foods, but in reality they are almost as easy to come by as the organic food aisle at Walmart. In fact, it seems like a lot more people buy “organic” foods than they buy “non-organic.” So that makes this topic even more fun to discuss.
Although these things are more involved, they’re not really that mysterious. It’s pretty simple: Organics are those products that go into your body and that you’re supposed to consume on a daily basis. They are a little more difficult to come by, but they are still pretty simple.
Yes, but even if youre not into organic, you can still do it. If youre concerned about the environment, you can just buy a few jars of organic milk and buy a few boxes of organic cereal. If youre really concerned about the environment then you can look into organic fertilizer.