"Bisphenol A, or BPA, is an industrial chemical used to line food cans, children's juice cartons, make plastic cling wrap, dental sealants, non-breakable plastic water bottles, etc.
There are some serious questions as to how BPA affects hormones as it is easily leached into our food and water.
BPA is considered a xenoestrogen, meaning a substance that adversely affects the estrogen in our bodies." -kidsorganics.com
I never grew Dolly Parton boobs even though I drank the evil hormone laced milk. I guess I just wasn't one of the lucky...er...unlucky ones affected by these hormones. I ate apples right off the tree at the orchard too. Perhaps that's why I glow a bit in the dark...no, that couldn't be it. *shrug*
Anyhow, I don't remember my mom ever shopping in the organic section of any store with the exception of during the summertime when a local family we were friends with had a produce stand. Even then I don't think that the fruits and veggies were necessarily grown without pesticides. So why in this day and age do I feel that I need to buy organically produced food items as often as I possibly can?
The answer is simple for me...back a generation ago, we did not have the information about how much healthier it is to eat most foods from organic sources. Now, please do not fret, the majority of foods are considered "safer" with the exception of short list of fruits and vegetables. If you can afford to buy organically then please do...especially for those of us with small children at home. We don't want a bunch of mutants running around, do we? Huh? Anyone?
Check this list out...it shows which types of produce should be bought organically and what items just have to be washed really well because the pesticides don't usually penetrate their skins...
On this list, I buy my carrots and apples organically. My local grocery store and even some of the specialty stores around me do not carry some of these items organically. My child is strange enough...I really don't want to add to things...freakish growth spurts, attention issues, growth delays, etc. I also always buy my milk organically. I like to picture organic cows as being more laid back than their hormon injected counterparts.
"Peace, Love, and Moo."