Organic Food Part 3: Dairy & Eggs, Meat & Poultry

Once a customer has moved passed the produce section of the grocery store and moved towards the side and rear of the facility, they are looking at the prepared foods, meat, dairy, poultry, fish and eggs sections (the order in which these sections are arranged depends on the individual store). I’m going to exclude fish in this writing, and will come back to farm raised vs. wild fish in a separate article (spoiler: wild fish are going to be organic, farm raised, probably not).

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Organic Food Part 2: Is Organic Food really healthier and safer?

The obvious place to start is the section of the grocery store that every customer is lead to upon entering, the produce section.You may not realize it, but most or all of the produce you buy is treated with chemicals to either sterilize or force ripening. Organic produce cannot undergo these processes in the way that conventional fruits and vegetables can.

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Food Safety Implications of Raw Food and Juice Bars

One very recent trend in the Midwest is the opening of juice bars and raw food restaurants that have dotted the coasts for a while now. This move to purchase high-end drinks, salads and raw food bowls is frequently (if not exclusively) marketed as a push towards helping people look and feel better.  The use of more exotic ingredients and the removal of preservatives, fats, oils and processed sugars is heavily marketed for these establishments. I applaud this dietary push, but it also makes me very concerned for the general safety of my community as well as food safety nationally.

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