Are organic potatoes worth it?
The short answer is YES! The long answer is still YES!
Any root vegetable will absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in soil. Potatoes are treated with fungicides during the growing season, then sprayed with herbicides before harvesting. A double whammy! After they’ve been dug up, they are sprayed once again to prevent them from sprouting. Triple whammy! Ask a potato grower if they eat potatoes. And if they care about their health, they will refrain. If they don’t care, then look at their body and see if they look healthy. Do they have a big gut? Is their skin grey and/or yellow. How is the complexion?
All these chemicals cause toxicities and can contribute to many health issues such as:
- weight gain
- etc. etc.
Organic is the way. Vote with your dollars and let the growers know that we are taking our health in our own hands and want to be free from all these chemicals and toxins. As we come together and choose organic, prices will come down. Here’s to excellent health. We are in the driver seat! Let’s choose the road we want to be on. Here’s to the best possible health….we deserve it!