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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Questions

First, do you think it is really necessary for us to give our children organic whole milk versus just regular "RBST free" whole milk? It is so much cheaper to buy regular whole milk at Cos&tco then to buy organic whole. Our pediatrician says she recommends organic and I just don't think we can keep affording to buy organic.

Second, I really think the time has come for me to create a new blog with a new title but I can't think of any witty names. Anybody have any ideas?

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  • At 3:45 AM , Blogger Heather said...

    The cost of living is getting so hard right now, I'm having a hard time buying organic and justifying it against my wallet. I know my DD didn't have organic milk and she's almost 8 years old. She seems fine.

     
  • At 8:58 PM , Blogger Keeping The Faith said...

    I personally think it's important to go organic w/ some things. The most harmful are milk, eggs and meat...followed by root grown and soft fleshed fruit and veggies. (potatoes, lettuce, celery, grapes, strawberries, peaches, nectarine, etc.) So I would choose the ones most likely to be contaminated w/ hormones and pesticides and do organic w/ those. Then not worry about the rest. I also worry about how expensive it is. You can buy meats in bulk and freeze them (I found an on-line grass fed beef site you can order from that is almost the same price as non-organic meats)and maybe do organic milk every other shopping trip to minimize some of the cost and feel like you are lessening any harmful exposure...compromising in a way. I also think there are ways to cut out unnecessary things to make it more manageable. Such as cut out any unhealthy soda you and your husband drink and drink water instead and that will also offset some of the expense. Eat out one or two times less a month than you normally do. Know what I mean....? Find farmer markets w/ organic produce, grow your own garden, etc...are other ideas too.

    I really think there are way too many additives, preservatives, chemicals, pesticides and hormones in our foods and we are wise to keep the amount to a minimum whenever possible. We all think we are fine...and we grew up on "normal" food but how do we know that all of the cancer, Alzheimer's, early onset of puberty, etc... isn't all linked to this?

    Whew...there's my little piece of assvice :-) Way more than you asked for I think....

     
  • At 9:53 AM , Blogger seattlegal said...

    Thanks for the advice so far. I just wish Cos&tco sold organic whole milk - it would be cheaper than Safeway. They sell organic soy!

    Well, we already hardly ever eat out. We do buy soda though I don't drink it all too often nor do we buy it all too often. It's hard to know what to cut out of what we buy because it seems like the stuff we do buy is stuff we do need. Jon has his own garden too...

     
  • At 10:16 PM , Anonymous :-jon said...

    wha!!??!!

    quit buying Coke and/or Pepsi??

    I don't understand.

    ...as for my "garden"...yes, after the bountiful harvest of four radishes...

     
  • At 11:08 AM , Blogger Kirsten said...

    I just started the girls on whole milk last week and didn't even think about organic just because it's not something that my husband and I are in the habit of buying. I thought about it the other day though and have been thinking of switching them. I'm heading to the pediatrician today so I'll be sure to get their advice and let you know!

     
  • At 12:02 PM , Blogger Karen said...

    I'm no good with witty names, so I can't help you there.

    I'm not all about the organic milk, personally. But that's just me. My pediatrician doesn't seem to think it's a big deal either, if that helps.

     

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