Have you ever noticed how much the word “organic” has been thrown around lately? This billion dollar industry has been slowly working its way to the top of the food chain, literally! Chefs have been promoting their new organic restaurants, and Celebrities brag about their organic diets. It has been my personal experience that organic means add a couple more dollars. The average consumer usually purchases there food from a local commercial grocery stores like Safeway, Wal-Mart or Target. These large corporations tend to provide produce that has been grown commercially and locally. This allows them to lower and raise their prices.
Specialists like Whole foods a chain grocery store stock their stores with organic, free range, and local products. But if you have ever been in one of these stores you would know that there prices are ridiculous. There is a huge misconception on what’s healthy and what’s affordable. We can eat healthy foods regardless of how our food is grown. It is all about learning which foods contain the most nutrients when organic and which foods we can eat either way. Local grocery stores like Berkeley Bowl provide locally grown products as well as low prices. Here is a link listing organic vs. non-organic produce, http://healthyurbankitchen.com/blog/organic-produce-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/. Remember food trends come and go but our health is personal.