QUOTE (holy_j @ 19/12/2011, 03:53 PM)
I read this in an article once: if you can afford to buy 1 organic apples or 2 regular apples, buy the 2 regular apples. That pretty much sums it up for me!
it all depends n what your measurements are. If you are going strictly on nutritional value, then sure, maybe that is true, but if we are to look and care about the greater impact that industrial farming has on ALL of our ecosystems and ecology's, we have to conclude that trying to build and support the organic food industry is best.
I have no idea about vitamin worth of an organic apple compared with a non organic aple, but I do know that when my children eat an apple that has been grown organically, they are NOT consuming harmful and potentially cell damaging chemicals, no matter how small. It is not just a case of washing them off either- they are within the fruits cell structure.
If nothing else, do it for the bees!!!!!! we are on the verge of a major worldwide bee crisis, which could potentially change our entire relationship with food.