By Kelly Bastone, Runner's World
Head to the grocery store these days, and almost everything on your
shopping list has an organic equivalent. And not just strawberries and
spinach. You can buy organic cereal, soup, chicken, string cheese, and
yes, even organic hot dogs. Since 2002, when farmers and manufacturers
were expected to fully comply with the organic standards set by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture, the availability of organic products has
skyrocketed. Once confined to co-ops and out-of-the-way health-food
stores, organics are now found on the shelves of 73 percent of U.S.
supermarkets, some of which, like Safeway and Giant Foods, have recently
launched their own brands of organic breads, cereals, juices, and other
foods. Even Wal-Mart sells organic produce. Which is all good news for
runners looking for the healthiest meals possible.Read more here...