Organic Produce vs. Conventional Produce

Hi this is Dr. Rob with your weekly health blog. This week we’re going to talk about organic produce vs. conventional produce. I’ve spoken to a lot of people who say they don’t want to pay the higher price of organic produce. But let’s look at what you’re getting: standard conventional produce is loaded with chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers, with the idea of protecting the plant against bugs in order for the crop to survive. What happens, however, is that the chemicals go into the ground and kill up to 85% of the microbes within the soil; meaning 85% of the nutrients produced by the microbes in the soil are not getting to the plant. In other words, conventional type of farming produces a plastic plant that loaded with chemicals and not a nice healthy one That’s what the lower price is paying for as opposed to organic produce which is a higher quality of food. It’s going to have a much higher nutrient value than the standardized farming as well as devoid of the harmful chemicals. That alone would be worth paying the higher price – although it’s what you should be getting in the first place. Organic is the way to go if you want to prevent chemicals in your diet and a higher quality of nutrient. Look at organic, because it’s going to be your best buy. If you have any questions about this, you can contact me at Bates Chiropractic at (310)545-4188 or

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