- The Plate
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Organic Food
Devouring my Grandmother’s meatballs and my Grandfather’s gnocchi at the dinner table on Sunday night lies at the heart of some of my favorite memories growing up. Food brings my family together. I can always buy pre-made meatballs or pasta, but my family’s passion and connection would be replaced with generic processed products and an arguably less enjoyable meal. Food is more than essential, so why not make the best possible choice with yours?
Organic foods, foods grown without using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, are one good choice you can make. They can be easily identified by those tiny green USDA certified organic labels. Since 2010, sales of organic foods have increased by about 10 percent annually, which is