Posts Tagged ‘organic food’

Walmart Enters The Organic Food Fight With New Affordable Product Line – Consumerist

Organic food is getting a bit of a makeover. Retail giant Walmart is joining forces with a one-time organic food powerhouse to offer the increasingly popular fare at more affordable prices for consumers.Starting this month Walmart and Wild Oats are teaming up to sell a new line of organic food that is at least 25% cheaper than national organic brands, the Associated Press reports.“We are removing the premium associated with organic groceries,” Jack Sinclair, Wal-Mart’s executive vice president of grocery, tells the AP.And that appears to be the case when looking at Walmart-provided comparisons of the new Wild Oats product offerings versus national brands. Wild Oats’ 6-ounce can of tomato paste is priced at $.58, compared to a national brand organic version priced at $.98. A 32-ounce can of Wild Oats’ chicken broth sells for $1.98, while a national organic brand sells their product at $3.47.

via Walmart Enters The Organic Food Fight With New Affordable Product Line – Consumerist.

This looks like a GREAT THING.  Be watching.  Would you use organic if it cost almost the same as conventional?  Wow.

And it’s a great sign that there’s extreme Walmart customer interest in organic. That’s heartland sentiment, not Whole Foods shoppers.

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Does washing remove the pesticides from foods? : Ask Dr. Gourmet

Does cleaning help? We don’t have long term information about the effects of pesticides in produce, but you can certainly reduce exposure to your kids by choosing organic when you can and washing your conventional fruits and veggies.

via Does washing remove the pesticides from foods? : Ask Dr. Gourmet.

It’s essential to wash produce before eating it, regardless of whether it’s conventional (pesticides) or organic (poopie and its related bacteria).

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You, Yes You Can Afford Wholesome and Organic Food – Real Food – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

 

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You, Yes You Can Afford Wholesome and Organic Food – Real Food – MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Really thought-provoking little article on how to have GOOD food and also INEXPENSIVE food at the same time.

You may see in print the result of a recent study saying people who eat real food may spend 10 times as much as people who do not. Don’t believe a word of that.  They’re comparing twinkies and soda, to the fancy smancy high end carryout grocery.  And thinking you’ll be inthe most expensive CSA ever. Forget all that.

You can eat well for the same or less money than eating junk.