Julie,

Thanks for your response. As I am no expert ( and don’t claim to be) all I can do is offer my not very expert opinion. If I had the money, I would buy more organic. Given that I don’t have those funds, I would go for local farmer’s markets as much as possible. What I don’t trust for good reason are larger corporate interests. For example I wanted to use Stevia, and was buying Stevia by the big box at Costco until one day I decided to do the work to find out who owed that company.

Monsanto.

Precisely. One of the world’s Darth Vaders.

Having been born into a small farming family I would always go for locally grown, especially if you get to know those folks. Nothing replaces the trust that comes from knowing your suppliers.

My heartfelt best wishes for you to win that battle.

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

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