Yes and no. If you’re passionate about the environment and have more cash to splash on your groceries, then yes it’s a good option.
“If you can afford to buy organic produce, fantastic,” says Marika. “But it’s also important to make sure it’s locally grown. I would always suggest choosing locally grown fruits and veggies over organic produce that has been imported from overseas.”
Tim suggests shopping at your local farmers market can be a great solution.
“Being aware of how far your food has travelled is a really important factor,” he says. “Farmer’s markets, which often go hand-in-hand with organic farming, reduce some of the carbon emissions associated with producing food.”
But if you’re keen to make some healthy changes to your diet, simply eating more fruits, veggies and grains – regardless of whether or not they’re organic – is best. Ensuring you’re eating produce that’s in season is an important consideration as well.
“I would hate for somebody to feel they’re not being a healthy person because they can’t afford or don’t have access to organic produce,” says Marika.