Want to know the #1 priority for buying organic? Find out from Ryan Merck, an expert in organic agriculture and organic certifications.
In this video, Ryan explains:
- that “bioaccumulation” means anything that an animal eats, or is exposed to, is stored in its tissues;
- how dairy is the most condensed form of bioaccumulation;
- how specific purchasing choices impact not only our health, but the health of the whole ecosystem;
- and that’s why if he has to choose one item above all else on which to prioritize his spending, he purchases the highest quality dairy possible.
Ryan also covers an easy way to choose organic produce…simply pay attention to the area of the plant that would be sprayed with chemicals. If you’re eating that part, prioritize organic. For example, bananas and avocados have thick skins, and you don’t eat them. These are safer to buy conventional. Strawberries are porous and are sprayed directly on the fruit so buy organic when you can.
If you’ve recently joined Choose Joyful Health community, and you missed Parts 1 and 2 of the interview, here they are:
Stay tuned, we have lots more great Q&A with Ryan coming soon…
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