To Eat or Not To Eat Organically/Locally
I'm doing quite well in avoiding processed foods (such as Ramen, snacks at convenience stores, and lunchable-like meals in college) and following Mark's primal pyramid, but am also striving to take the Primal lifestyle to the next level by not only preparing meals myself (by creating time through efficient time management), but also attempting to eat slightly more locally and organically as time progresses (transitioning just how I have with my eating habits). However, I am still yet to familiarize myself the surrounding area of my university (I am only familiar with a Trader Joe's close by at the moment, for any comments), find consistent time to shop/prepare organically and locally, and cope with slightly higher prices and lesser accessibility. In considering my priorities, this ultimately leads me to a question:
Would you consider eating non-organically/non-locally a definite cost to health or simply an opportunity cost in improving one's health? If so, to what degrees in magnitude are these costs?
From a busy freshman university student, thanks for reading and potential comments!
Male|18|5'8|155-160 lbs|University of Florida