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Organic Grocery Resources Canon City CO

In order for a food to be labeled organic it needs to be grown and processed without using any genetic engineering procedures, or without any synthetic/artificial fertilizers (must use real fertilizers). Organic foods are grown without the use of all “-cides”, meaning no pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Also, the food must be grown or processed without antibiotics, preservatives, chemicals, or use of radiation.

Valley Food Co-Op
3211 Main St Ste G
Alamosa, CO
 
The Market at Mountain Village
(970) 728-6500
455 Mountain Village Blvd Suite B
Telluride, CO
 
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
(970) 247-4100
1123 Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
(303) 986-4600
12612 W Alameda Pkwy
Lakewood, CO
 
Mountain Natural
(970) 925-5502
316 B Aspen Airport Business Center
Aspen, CO
 
Vitamin Cottage
(303) 402-1400
2355 30th Street (30th&Pearl)
Boulder, CO
 
Nature's Oasis
(970) 247-1988
1123 Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
 
Clarks Market
(970) 349-6492
PO Box 3068
Crested Butte, CO
 
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage
(303) 926-1600
100 W South Boulder Rd
Lafayette, CO
 
Eden Valley Country Store
(970) 669-4867
6263 N County Rd 29
Loveland, CO
 

Organic Grocery Resources

The Pros and Cons of Going Organic

One of the hottest buzz words in food right now is “organic.” I want to help you better understand what these foods are, what you stand to gain from them and a few of the negatives. usda organic

What is organic?
In order for a food to be labeled organic it needs to be grown and processed without using any genetic engineering procedures, or without any synthetic/artificial fertilizers (must use real fertilizers). Organic foods are grown without the use of all “-cides”, meaning no pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. Also, the food must be grown or processed without antibiotics, preservatives, chemicals, or use of radiation. In short, the food was produced and processed in the most natural way and delivered to consumers in the purest form without any chemical tainting. To be certified organic a product must bare the USDA certification of 100% organic. This seal means the farm has been evaluated and tested by a set standard of practice and is certified after passing.

PROs

  • Food is in its most natural, pure form
  • No harmful pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides are used
  • With the USDA 100% organic seal you know you are consuming a safe, healthy product
  • Fruits and vegetables grown organically are supposedly more nutrient dense, have a higher antioxidant content (research suggests it, but more research is needed)
  • In terms of buying organic meat, eggs and dairy you will be receiving a hormone-free, free-range product. Reducing the amount of foreign substances you put into your body can have positive health benefits. Think about it, do you really want to be consuming a bunch of chemicals?
  • Organic farming practices are considered a more “green”, eco-friendly way of farming. Having healthier soils and the surrounding animal life is supposedly better on the actual farmer!

CONs

  • Cost. Organic foods tend to be more expensive. On average, it’s been estimated that consumers spend 50...

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