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My Friends are Embracing Organic Food — For Their Kids

My Friends are Embracing Organic Food -- For Their Kids

As I wrote about the other day, it is a real challenge when it comes to eating organic food with my non-organic food friends. They are just not that into it, and I respect that completely.  I believe every person should do whatever they want. Yet, I am noticing some interesting things from some of […]

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As I wrote about the other day, it is a real challenge when it comes to eating organic food with my non-organic food friends. They are just not that into it, and I respect that completely.  I believe every person should do whatever they want.

Yet, I am noticing some interesting things from some of these same people. Now that they have very young kids, most of them are babies, the diet in the household has switched completely. The kids are fed 100% organic and there doesn’t seem to be any wavering whatsoever.

This decision is not a result of me badgering them about the importance of organic for young children. Although I may make general comments from time to time, I try to not get involved unless I am asked my opinion.

Maybe the fact that I am super-fanatical about organic or that I write an organic food blog has rubbed off on them in some small way. I don’t know for sure, however.

Nevertheless, it makes me very happy to see that these little kids are eating organic. Organic milk, particular, is absolutely essential for kids and that’s what they are getting.

One Notable Observation/Question

Have the parents switched to eating organic now that their kids are eating organic? For the most part, it doesn’t seem so. And this isn’t a financial issue — money is not the problem. Read more »


Eating With My Non-Organic Friends

Eating With My Non-Organic Friends

As someone who is incredibly committed to organic food, one issue that I always face is going to eat with friends of mine who do not eat organic. And for the most part, none of my lifelong friends here in NYC eats organic. Whenever we make plans and the subject of having dinner together arises, […]

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As someone who is incredibly committed to organic food, one issue that I always face is going to eat with friends of mine who do not eat organic. And for the most part, none of my lifelong friends here in NYC eats organic.

Whenever we make plans and the subject of having dinner together arises, it always creates some tension inside of me. What am I going to eat? Why won’t they go to an organic place with me? And, why am I getting upset about this in the first place?

To say that none of them will not eat organic is not entirely true. I can think of a small number of friends who have gone with me recently to organic restaurants but this is certainly not a regular thing for them. Nor would they want it to be. They enjoy their non-organic restaurants far too much and what kind of food they eat (organic vs. non-organic) is not a real concern of theirs. Their primary criteria is that the food tastes good.

My college roommate asked me a few weeks ago, “So, Max, what do you do when you go to Italian restaurants?”

I replied to him “I don’t go to Italian restaurants.”

He was completely bewildered and shocked. To not go to Italian restaurants in New York City is almost unheard of. Yet, I don’t go. It is not the food I like. Read more »