I was wondering. When you buy food for your family do you go for organic/locally grown products or commercial. I have been always very aware of the foods I eat, however, when Soeren was born I really took a closer look at what we were eating. As I read and researched many things surprised me and as I learned from what I was reading I also started slowly switching the type of foods I was buying. I would look for locally or organic products. I shopped for my fruit, vegetables more at the Farmer's market or organic shops rather than at grocery stores.
When Soeren started eating solids, I cooked almost only organic vegetables and fruit for him. That was five years ago when the "organic trend" had just started. Ever since then many researches and studies have been made that organic food is indeed healthier as it contains less pesticide and toxins. Today, when we buy fruit vegetables, diary and meat products, we still opt for organic and locally grown products. We have been on an "organic" diet consciously for five years. We do not buy organic products blindly though - only those that really make a difference, like fruit, vegetables, meat and diary products.
Out of my own experience I will say we do feel better. I myself have noticed more energy in myself (if that is ever possible LOL!) But I see the biggest evidence in my son. In comparison to my friends who chose commercial food, Soeren is really healthier and fitter. He does not suffer from allergies and is not ill at the slightest sneeze. I am not saying that this is all due to eating organic food but I believe it contributes to our health - and not to mention our environment.
Over at the Daiy Tiffin I had written a series of articles about Organic food. I would be very interested in your opinion about the articles on the DT and here I am keen to know if you use organic or commercial and why.