Going 100% organic is a smart move. It is also less expensive than you might imagine, as I was surprised to discover.
I’m going to cover why going organic is important, what products are available, and how non-food organic products perform.
Why go 100% organic
You choose to buy 100% organic to avoid getting any traces of highly toxic and cancer-causing herbicides and pesticides in and on your body. And in animal-based products, to avoid consuming antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and pesticides.
In addition, to avoid genetically modified foods (GMOs = GM Organism). These are crops created by way of genetic manipulation. Most GMO crops like corn, soybeans, and cotton were created to tolerate herbicides. The leader in this effort was Monsanto the maker of the herbicide Roundup. The World Health Organization has classified glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as probably carcinogenic in humans. Monsanto was also the producer of the artificial sweetener saccharin, another probable carcinogenic. Monsanto was sold to Bayer, a pharmaceutical company, in 2018. No surprises with who the buyer was or why Monsanto was thrilled to sell.
Finally, organic foods are more nutritious, better tasting, and protect the environment.
Once I decided to go 100% organic, I was pleased to find how many organic products were available and at a price that was less than I expected. Since I’m a vegan, you’ll see that all the products listed below are plant-based. To give you an idea of what organic products are available, here are the ones I buy.
- All ingredients in my vegan superfood smoothie
- All vegetables
- All fruits
- All fruit spreads
- All oatmeals
- All tofus
- All beans, peas, and lentils (legumes)
- All nuts and seeds
- All sauces
- All salsas
- All spices
- All herbs
- All green teas
- All herbal teas
- All plant-based food products
- All plant-based powders
- All plant-based supplements
- All bed sheets and pillowcases
- All bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths
Organic 100% cotton bed sheets and bath towels
I would not have ever considered getting organic bed sheets and bath towels until I learned how heavily cotton is sprayed with pesticides. Apparently, cotton is considered the world’s dirtiest crop.
I’ve really noticed the difference in how organic sheets and towels feel, smell, and
It took me about three months to make the transition to 100% organic. Most of the change took place during the first 30 days, however.
It feels good to be eating only organic foods, sleeping on organic bed sheets, and drying myself after a shower with organic towels. I’d also like to be wearing organic cotton underclothing, which I expect to become available relatively soon.
Get more health and peace by going 100% organic.