An Apple A Day: Organic vs. Non-Organic

By March 12, 2011Science

Organic, locally-grown

  • Fruit chosen for flavor and regional adaptability
  • A boost of antioxidants from the apple skins—15% more than non-organic.
  • Soil-building practices that help protect our water sources and keep them clean.
  • Sustainable farm businesses that receive little public funding.
  • $2.50/lb and priceless hidden benefits

Conventional, chemically-grown

  • Fruit bred for ship-ability and shelf life.
  • Pesticide residues from the apple skins—up to 42 different toxic chemicals.
  • A water supply regularly contaminated with chemicals above safe limits.
  • $250 billion spent on farm subsidies from 1995 to 2009.
  • $1.50/lb and shocking hidden costs



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