I remember the first time I ever learned about organic food. I mean, I always heard of organic versus non-organic, but the first time that I ever studied the differences and learned more about the food industry was when I was in high school. My environmental science teacher required us to watch the 2008 documentary Food, Inc. and it completely changed the way I viewed food.
Although my view of food changed when I was in high school, it would be years before I really changed the way I ate. I really only began to change my diet when I found out that I was pregnant. It was hard being a college student on a budget and I couldn’t always afford organic grass-fed beef or chicken, veggies, dairy products, etc. However, even though my college days were only 4-ish years ago, there are more options nowadays in the organic food industry.
I feel like everywhere I go there are organic options now, and every grocery store is stocked with a large variety to choose from. Whole Foods is no longer the only game in town, and eating organically does not always have to break the bank. With that being said, although I try my hardest to make sure my family only eats high-quality food, there are some foods that we still don’t eat organically all the time, and some foods we only eat organically.