(OrganicJar) A pediatrician in Danville, Calif., Dr. Alan Greene, has spent the last three years only eating organic food, whether he’s cooking at home, dining out or snacking on the road. Why three years, because that was the amount of time it took to have a breeding animal certified organic by the Department of Agriculture and he wondered whether a person could meet the same standards.
He says the three year experiment was not easy, and more challenging than he thought. “There were definitely days where there was nothing I could find that was organic.” His findings offer new insight into the challenges facing the organic food industry. He had no problems eating organic food at home, but when traveling there were very limited options.
The most surprising part of the whole experience was discovering how many people still don’t know what ‘organic’ means. In stores or restaurants around the country, he would ask, “Do you have anything organic?” Half the time they would say, “Do you mean vegetarian?”.
Three years later, he says he has more energy and wakes up earlier. As a pediatrician he was regularly exposed to sick children, and became accustomed to several illnesses a year. Now, he says, he is rarely ill.
People should also know that research shows organic food contain more nutrients, and sometimes twice as many, than non-organic food.
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