Monday, December 5, 2011

No so "Natural" Flavorings

If you didn't catch this episode of 60 Minutes, the link is below:

This is really a great video on how food and flavorings are manufactured and developed for many of our favorite items on the grocery shelves. Food chemisty has come a long way - definitely an eye opening and informative video.

Thanks to 60 minutes to include this in their show.

Is going organic really worth the extra $$$$ ?

When I look at my grocery bill these days - sometimes I wonder..

BUT, I just came across this article on and it was good information:

I copied and pasted it below:

Is organic produce really worth the price difference?
That's up to you. A 2003 University of Washington study found that children who ate a diet of organic food had a level of pesticides in their bodies that was six times lower than children who ate a diet of conventionally produced food.

Many studies also show that organic fruits and vegetables are more nutritious — containing more vitamin C and antioxidants, which may help prevent heart disease, than non-organic fruits and vegetables. A 2003 study at the University of California at Davis, for example, found that organic fruit has up to 58 percent more antioxidants than non-organic fruit.

If you have the outdoor space, you might consider growing some of your own organic fruits and vegetables. Gardening is also a great way to teach your toddler about nutrition. Look for organic growers at your local farmer's market, farm stand, or food cooperative. Most grocery stores now have organic produce sections, as well.

if you'd like to read more, here's the link to the article: