Sometimes people wonder what the big deal is about organic food. I mean, after all, we haven't died yet from eating non-organic food. Well, probably because when you were growing up they didn't use nearly as many pesticides on your fruit, so you're right. It didn't kill you. But what about these days? There's way more "junk" out there than ever before.
Does buying organic mean it tastes better? Sometimes. Other times you may not notice a difference. I don't care for broccoli so if you gave me a piece of organic broccoli to try and piece of non-organic I probably couldn't tell you which one I like better. :)
The main reason I try to buy organic when possible is not because of what it has but because of what it doesn't have....like pestides, herbicides and waxes. Plus, I also know it's not going to have been genetically modified (GMO) which is a whole other topic. In that case, yes, the nutritional value will be less in a GMO food versus organic. I'm not going to go nuts if I can't buy only organic food, but when I can buy it, I will.
This past Saturday I went to Whole Foods. I don't go too often mostly because it's not extremely close to where I live and it does tend to be more pricey than Kroger.
However, they had some coupons on their site that I was able to combine with manufacturer coupons so it was worth it to me to head out there.
For example, I was able to get a 32 oz Organic Valley Yogurt for only $1.39 (regularly $3.39). I had a $1 off coupon that I had gotten awhile back from www.organicvalley.com and I combined that with a Whole Foods coupon. I also used a Whole Foods coupon to get hormone and antibiotic free chicken which I don't normally have the luxury of doing.
Overall, I saved a little over $10 in coupons. That included the .10 credit per bag that they give you if you bring your own grocery bags.
So, every little bit helps, right? What do you do to save money on organic food?