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October 29, 2013

Organic farming is basically a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control.  But when it comes to organic foods, are they safer to eat? (Not necessarily.)  Are they more nutritious? (The answer isn’t yet clear.  They are comparable in their nutrient content.)  Here’s an article from the Mayo Clinic that may shed some light on these questions.  Regardless, this month Men’s Health magazine examines and ranks the places that have taken “organic” to heart (and some that haven’t).

Most organic cities:
1. Seattle, WA
2. San Francisco, CA
3. San Jose, CA
4. Oakland, CA
5. Portland, OR
6. Washington, DC
7. San Diego, CA
8. Boston, MA
9. Sacramento, CA
10. Austin, TX

Least organic cities:
91. Buffalo, NY
92. Toledo, OH
93. Fort Wayne, IN
94. Cleveland, OH
95. Des Moines, IA
96. Cheyenne, WY
97. Indianapolis. IN
98. Fargo,ND
99. Charleston, WV
100. Lubbock, TX

Source: Men’s Health magazine, November 2013, metrogrades (www.menshealth.com/metrogrades)