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go organic ASAP, it’s worth it

August 15, 2016

Learn why going organic is SO worth it in the long run. Here's a complete breakdown of organic vs. conventional foods - easy, simple. Click through now to read up!{ pin it! πŸ“Œ }

Before I grasped exactly WTF made organic foods so special, I was so, so confused. Seriouslyyy.

I didn’t grow up eating all organic, so I had absolutely no clue. 

As soon as I was out in the world, shopping for my own ingredients, I was very much lost : 

Why should I pay double the money for foods that literally look the same as the normal, cheaper stuff?

I once totally thought it was a marketing ploy – I mean, we’re never exactly sure what’s ACTUALLY done with our food during the long, LONG process involved before it’s set on the table, lookin’ nice & pretty.

& if you’ve had these same thoughts before, let me explain – I’ll keep things simple! 


CONVENTIONAL vs. ORGANIC

Learn why going organic is SO worth it in the long run. Here's a complete breakdown of organic vs. conventional foods - easy, simple. Click through now to read up!{ beautifully fresh veggies }

β˜€οΈ using chemical fertilizers to speed up growth VS. using natural fertilizers ( compost / manure ) to feed soil & plants
β˜€οΈ giving animals medications, antibiotics, & growth hormones to prevent diseases & speed up growth VS. giving them organic feed ( you are what you eat! ) & taking preventative measures like clean living spaces, rotational grazing, & access outside ( because a lil’ sunshine makes EVERYTHING better )
β˜€οΈ spraying insecticides to lower possibilities of pests & disease VS. using insects, birds, traps, or mating disruptions ( a way to control the pests from reproducing & spreading – SUCH a good thing, lol )
β˜€οΈ using herbicides to manage weeds VS. using methods like rotating crops, tilling, & hand-weeding or mulch to deal with weeds

Are you guys noticing a pattern here? ( gross, I know πŸ™ )

Basically, it’s all in the farming process.

Just like how highly processed foods “cheat” & use chemical fillers to enhance flavors & increase shelf-life, conventional farming methods totally take the easy road – all to maximize profit / efficiency.

So what you’re paying for, really, is for the farmers to practice more natural, SMARTER methods to grow your food … rather than paying the minimum for food that’s ridden with chemicals.

Learn why going organic is SO worth it in the long run. Here's a complete breakdown of organic vs. conventional foods - easy, simple. Click through now to read up!{ bananas on display at the market }

Yup, the end result of both methods are exactly the same : yummy food on a platter.

But how they got there? TOTALLY, 100%, MIND-BLOWINGLY different.

In this case, the saying “you get what you pay for” totally applies.

So, IS IT worth it to pay for that more expensive bag of organic spinach?

( side note : probably not, if you’re a poor + dependent college student like me, lol … but, in the future, when it becomes affordable? YES. )

IS IT worth it to pay for a healthier, better you?

You decide … & let me know your thoughts on this! xx

 

Yours truly,

Kayla King πŸ‘‘

( This page was last updated on May 19, 2017 )

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