Switching my Family to Organic!

Wednesday , 14, March 2012 7 Comments

I was doing so well. I stared couponing, meal planning and saving money!!! That was until Sunday night. My husband and I were talking Sunday night after my little one had gone to sleep. He was telling me about a film that everyone at his work had watched and recommended, but with caution. He went on to explain that it was about eating organically. Well, my initial reaction was OK, let’s watch it! I mean one more push for spending money on “fancy” groceries was not going to affect my thinking. That is what I thought, but I was wrong, terribly wrong.

Let’s just say that my husband was given the “sugar coated” summary of this film and we were shocked. Honestly, before watching this film, I never bought organic. I did not think there was that much of a difference with the exception of the price tag. I am also not one of these individual who plants vegetable gardens or can cook everything from scratch or even wants to for that matter! But I do strongly believe that all of us have a right to know what is in our food and where it is coming from. The film is eye-opening and has led me to begin my switch to organic. I have started slowly and will begin my switch starting with meat and dairy. Unfortunately, I am not sure if couponing will even work for these items any more, but my husband and I think it is best for our family.

Eating organically is not right for every family and I do not think that eating organically makes my family better or healthier than anyone else; it is based on personal preferences. I do strongly suggest that you watch this film. It is very valuable, but beware, as it is harsh and if you are not ready or even willing to make the switch to organic, you may want to wait on viewing it! The film was created by Food Inc. and can be found by following this link: http://www.takepart.com/foodinc/film

If you do watch it, please share your thoughts….I would love to get some other points of view.

Here’s to Happy and Healthy Eating!!!!!

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  • Maggie says:

    I’d love to hear the sugar coated version. Our friend told us it was all he could do to drink a glass of water after watching Food Inc initially. After that they started going to Dekalb Farmers market weekly (they live in Newnan) to get their meat (among other things). I’ll admit I have not been brave enough to watch it. I tend to veiw ‘organic’ food as you previously did.

  • Julie says:

    We are on the same path after watching Food, Inc. a couple of years ago. I could go on and on an on but basically right now we eat as organically as we can afford, and I try to buy organic versions of food that we eat a lot of. My coupon strategy, therefore, has also changed.

  • Chan says:

    Like Julie, we eat as organically as we can afford. We always buy organic dairy and when possible, buy organics of the ‘dirty dozen’ (some are hard to find – organic peaches and cherries). We really need to switch to organic/grass fed meats. I also try to go to the local farmer’s market more.

  • Rachel says:

    This is something I have thought about since having Eli. I guess I’ll have to watch the movie….when I’m ready to start the change!

  • Amy Frizzell says:

    Thanks for the comments ladies!!!
    Making the move towards organic is difficult and expensive, but can be extremely positive! I was excited to read the comments from others who have seen the film. 🙂

    Here’s to Happy and Healthy Eating!!!!! 🙂


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