Organic Dynamic

I have had the pleasure the last few weeks to sou chef for the Conscious Cook here in San Diego.

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The opportunity to cook for others in a public setting has finally come! Landry, the head chef and Head Coach of Fuller Living, talked about the importance of buying local organic food.

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This is no new idea to me but she mentioned the importance of buying local produce from the USA due to the different organic regulations between each country. I honestly never really cared about the country my produce came from except when I would see Taiwan or Brazil on the fruit sticker and would then live vicariously-wondering what life must be like there.

While shopping at Sprouts today I was far more conscious of where my produce came from thanks to Landry. I always suggest buying local, but being educated about what you ingest is absolutely imperative to your health. Here is a helpful cheat sheet if you are not familiar with the dirty dozen and the clean 15.

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Buy organic when you can. Organic, depending on where you go, cost a little more but start looking at your health as an investment. What is more expensive, your grocery bill now or your hospital stays later?

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