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    I think that from reading and what you all have been saying there's isn't a clear cut line, to buy all organic seems too expensive and not worth it so I'll print the dirty dozen list and I'll try and find a local grocer with local produce.
    DH suggested australian farmers direct if they deliver in our area, I knew I didn't marry him just for his good looks
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    Quote Originally Posted by teenie View Post
    I would love to eat purely organic food but financially it's just not an option for us.

    I buy organic meat and organic free range eggs. I source as much of our fruit and veg locally as I can (farmers markets and our local fruit and veg store). Most of it isn't organic but at least I know it's been grown locally, is fresh and hasn't been in storage.

    I buy bread mostly from our local bakery for freshness. Of course I get caught out at times and this doesn't happen.

    We have a thermomix so make all stocks etc from scratch and don't use any pre made sauces from jars.

    We grow our own herbs.

    I feel really happy with how our family eats despite it not all being organic.
    This is very similar to how we eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciaomamma View Post
    I think that from reading and what you all have been saying there's isn't a clear cut line, to buy all organic seems too expensive and not worth it so I'll print the dirty dozen list and I'll try and find a local grocer with local produce.
    DH suggested australian farmers direct if they deliver in our area, I knew I didn't marry him just for his good looks
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    I've used it before and I was very happy with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Even if you don't believe organic will lower your pesticide exposure I recommend at least buying Australian produce - an example is the majority of the garlic sold in the big supermarkets is from china - they use pesticides that we have banned here plus they bleach it plus organic food is at least fresh and in season and in my opinion just tastes so much nicer!
    We eat a mainly organic diet but one of the very few things I buy and have been using alot of lately is non organic garlic from the supermarket and its the white one arrrggghh I'm so mortified after reading your post 😫

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    I find with some things, I buy organic, not because it is organic, but because of the other things that seem to go hand in hand. For example, I like to buy Fair Trade, and I like to buy Free Range, and often with it comes to meat products, coffee, chocolate and the like, "Free Range", "Fair Trade" and "Organic" seem to go hand in hand.

    There is no harm in buying organic, if it makes you feel better. I agree with pp, I would prefer to buy an abundance of fresh fruit and veg from an independent green grocer than buy overpriced organic veg from Woolies. I really think if you are providing your family with a good, healthy diet full of fruit and veg, you are doing a really good job, regardless of the organic labelling.

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