Whether it’s through feng shui or healing crystals, people are trying everything they can to invoke mind and body health, and one of the biggest trends in recent years has been the popularity of organic food. Organic food is made without pesticides, additives or toxins, but it is also expensive. If you’re thinking about going organic, but are wondering if it’s worth the cost, here are some pros and cons about organic food to help you decide.

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It’s Healthier

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Organic food is made without the use of pesticides, which research has shown can lead to diseases such as cancer and even affect fertility. Organic food must comply with the U.S. Dept of Agriculture standards, which includes no pesticides, no fertilizers and no radiation to remove bacteria. In addition, organic meat must be sourced from livestock that eat organic feed, and are free range, meaning they aren’t confined to one area of a farm or ranch.

It’s More ‘Green’

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The production of organic food doesn’t require as many natural resources as conventional food, and because pesticides and chemical fertilizers aren’t used in organic products, you are helping to reduce the amount of toxins that seep into the ground. And don’t forget that when chemicals enter the ground, they often find their way into the streams, rivers and creeks nearby, which can pollute the water supply and cause health problems.

It Tastes Better

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If you’ve never tried organic fruit, such as an apple, visit your local grocery store and just buy one to test things out. Many people have been amazed by how much better organic food tastes when compared to standard food. The reason is that there’s no layer of artificial preservatives on organic food. And because organic fruit and vegetables are grown without synthetic fertilizers and chemicals, and because organic beef is made without injecting livestock with hormones, you taste the purity of the food without any filter