Local vs Organic/Happy Earth Day!

There was an article in the newspaper this morning about a crop of Thai basil growing on an 'Ewa farm that had to be destroyed because a pesticide not approved for the basil was found on it. It reminded me of the dilemma I have every time I shop at a farmers market or even Whole Foods - should I go with the organic produce grown in California (or China) or the more recently harvested and not organically grown local greenery. Ideally I would grow most of what I eat, fresh produce-wise, and I've actually made inroads towards that end. How totally...

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