do not let perfection be the enemy of the good.
i have my doubts about organic produce that is from china or south america. its carbon footprint is terrible, enforcement and accuracy are lax at best and mostly it tastes like cardboard since it's picked unripe and shipped thousands of miles.
wild fish like sardines can be had dirt cheap.
pastured local eggs are still very cheap (relatively speaking) as is grass-fed dairy. i do not skimp there.
any "toxins" in meat gets stored in the fat so just trim or buy very lean.
i do the best i can on my budget but still figure i am far better off than anybody eating lots of grain, processed foods and junk oils.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway