Organics: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Organics: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Amber Byfield
Jul 21, 2011

While we're often happy to shell out for organics that are on the dirty dozen list, when it comes to other products, we prioritize a little differently. So when we saw that one company was offering organic bottled water, we wondered—just where do you draw the line?

You read that right. Organic. Bottled. Water.

Green washing at its finest (or not, considering the product comes in decidedly not-eco-friendly plastic bottles).

It's often easy to see the merits of buying organic fruits, veggies, meats, dairy, and even clothing (at any rate, keeping pesticides away from our close-knit environment), but sometimes our budget dictates otherwise. So we cave on things (like opting for local, non-organic peaches rather than the organic ones from a few states over). And we'd most certainly not opt for purchasing organic water.

But what about you? What pushes your organic buttons (or doesn't)?

Read more: Organic Water: A New Marketing Wave at NPR

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Recognizing the Nine Types of Green Washing
Deciphering Organic Labeling

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