Organic eggs, milk, fruits, vegetables, and meat may come at a higher cost, but these foods are a wise choice when it comes to providing the body with the proper nutrients.  Studies have shown that people who choose to live a non-organic lifestyle have higher level of toxins, and often receive unwanted consequences to their health. In fact, 80% of U.S. antibiotics are used on #Animals due to sicknesses caused by unethical practices.

There is a lot of debate on which foods are better to buy organic, and which are a waste of money. This guide will break down what exactly that extra dollar or two does for you, and the rest of the earth for that matter.

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Buying organic eggs vs. buying non organic eggs

Eggs come in all different sizes and colors.  Some say free range, some say organic, while others say vegetarian fed, and the non organic eggs, the worst off all, say nothing about where they came or how they have landed in the grocery store.  So, what’s the difference? Eggs that say nothing at all are non organic, and not free range. These are chickens that are fed hormones in order to grow big, and lay big eggs. These are also the chickens that are deformed and stuffed into tiny cages with several other chickens so they can’t move.  This is abuse, and when people participate in buying these cheap eggs they are contributing to the mistreatment of animals, specifically chickens. 

On the other hand, organic eggs are chickens that are fed organic or vegetarian food that contain no hormones.  If the chickens are free range, that means they get to run around, frolic in the grass, and lay eggs when they please. 

Buying organic milk vs. non organic milk

Milk is often overlooked as just good for you, and healthy for your bones.

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Nevertheless, don't ignore a carton that leaves out that key word "organic."  Cows are often injected with growth hormones to make them fatter and synthetic antibiotics in order to make them over produce milk which results in utter infections.  Cows that are subject to a non organic lifestyle are exposed to GMO crops and grass sprayed with pesticides. In other words, cows are being fed hormones, GMOS, plastic pellets, synthetic pesticides and by-products of slaughter houses. When people choose to buy non organic milk, they are contributing to these practices and consuming the result. 

However, not all milk is bad.  Organic and grass fed dairy cows eat 100% organic crops 1/3 times a year.  These cows are often free range, and milked when they are ready. 

Next time your in the grocery store and debating what kind of eggs or milk to buy, consider the chickens, and the cows.  Consider, the cages and the grass, the infections and the sickness, and understand what your money is supporting.

Stay tuned for "To eat organic, or not to eat organic: that is the question (Part II)" #Animal Advocacy