Whether or not organic food is healthier than conventionally grown food is a big topic of debate in science, which is interesting, because it seems to me that most people (whether they buy organic or not) just assume that it is, in fact, healthier.
As it turns out, science doesn’t know! But here’s a really great article from Vox summarizing a recent study and some background in the broader research and its challenges.
In short: Is organic healthier? We don’t know, and we may not ever. But eating more fruits and vegetables definitely is good, so eat more produce – whether you buy organic or not!
So I live about 0.4 miles from a grocery store. (Actually, I live about 100 yards from a Costco but I have neglected to buy my membership thus far so I can’t go there yet.) This grocery store is excessively convenient because it’s directly on my way home, and so it’s generally my grocery shopping locale of choice. However, there are several other grocery stores within ten minutes of my apartment and every once in a while I decide to try a different one, just to scope it out.