Should You Include Organic Food in Your Holiday Meals?


My wife and I often wonder if organic produce is worth it? After all, it can be TWICE the cost of regular, conventional produce in the grocery stores.

Is organic food worth the extra price this holiday when family budgets are being squeezed?

History of Organic Food

Let’s first look at the origins of organic produce. The world has seen many changes in the past 100 years, including two world wars and the digital revolution.

One of the largest changing trends is the fact that the world population has grown from 1.6 billion people in 1900 to 6 billion in 2000.

There are many reasons for the increased global population growth that have primarily stemmed from the Industrial Revolution that took place in the 1800s.

The concept of machines was introduced and mass production factories that have fostered some of the most innovative technological breakthroughs.

How Does That Relate to Organic Produce?

With four billion more people on the world than 100 years before, that also means there are four billion more mouths to feed.

To support the population growth, farmers began using synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides to ensure a plentiful harvest every year.

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