I buy organic food when it is practical. I live walking distance from a very large farmer's marked where I can get organic produce at the same price or not much more than standard produce. It is not a boutique farmer's market so prices are not significantly higher. I can't say for sure one way or another that food minus pesticides and chemical fertilizers is healthier but if I can afford it I will go that way. There is some debate about whether organic tastes better. In my experience it usually does. That could be that the organic produce I get at the farmer's market is fresher than some of the produce I would get at a grocery store. Not sure about that either, just speculation. I think there are times when food grown with pesticides and chemical fertilizers is probably a better choice. If you have a lot of mouths to feed and not much money would be one example. Another would be a country where there are a lot of poor people to feed and limited resources. I think going with crops that produce the greatest yield is the best choice. Here is an interesting article. I think the journalist tried to look at the pros and cons in a balanced way. She also talks about the affects of pesticides and chemical fertilizers on the enviroment. http://www.businessinsider.com/which-is-better-organic-or-traditional-food-2013-5 I'm guessing we are going to have very different outlooks on this subject. Have fun but be cool.