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Eating Organic in O'Fallon

Eating organic is good for your health and it's good for the planet. But sometimes, it can be hard to find. Here's where to get the best organic foods in and around O'Fallon.

Did you know that eating conventional produce increases your risk of pesticide contamination by 30%? And chowing down on non-organic chicken and pork increases your risk of exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria by 33%?  This is all according to a 2012 Annals of Internal Medicine report. 

If you're not already sold on the benefits of eating organic, consider this: organic foods may have more nutrients than their conventionally produced counterparts. Organic broccoli, for example, has higher levels of antioxidants and vitamin C than the traditionally produced variety, found a 2012 Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture study. There’s also evidence of more heart-healthy omega-3s in organic poultry and dairy.  

So eating organic is good for you and your family, but here's more: organic grub is good for Mother Earth. Foods advertised as organic must be grown by farmers who aim to use renewable resources, and conserve the soil and water. These practices preserve the environment and help prevent the extinction of numerous animal species.

In O'Fallon, you can find organic groceries at local super markets. In recent years both Schnucks and Dierbergs have offered more organic goods. Locally, Connie's Green Grocery in Cottleville has a wide selection of organic food.

Jim Frain March 12, 2013 at 01:50 PM
It's a tough search to find Organic Food in O'Fallon...It's pretty certain that O'Fallon won't be getting a Whole Foods so I encourage more grocers to focus even more on Organic Food for our residents.
Steve Ridling March 12, 2013 at 04:29 PM
I agree with Jim. Schnucks and Dierbergs has a small area in their stores but very limited, and good luck trying to find anything thats low or no sodium.

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