Be strategic with meat and dairy
If you’re concerned about exposure to hormones used on cattle, the small risk of mad cow disease from beef, or antibiotics
given to livestock, then choose organic meat and dairy. Both are more expensive than conventional, so stock up when they’re
on sale (you can freeze milk, too!). Also, aim to eat meat less often, so it’s more affordable when you do buy it.
BONUS TIP: Products labeled “no hormones” or “no antibiotics” are a cheaper alternative to organic meat and dairy. Although they aren’t held to the highest organic standard (to find out what that is, see what "organic" really means), they are approved by the USDA and are a healthier choice overall than conventionally raised items.