Misconception Number 20: Organic food is for vegetarians.
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There is no reason why organic food should be restricted to vegetarians. The best proof of this is that any significant organic store sells a variety of meat products. You can find organic chicken, organic sausage, and organic salami in most organic stores. There is certainly a higher proportion of vegetarians among organic consumers than among the rest of the population, but this is due to their increased awareness of animal welfare and health issues, which also drives them towards consuming organic products. Therefore, organic stores often provide a great variety of seeds and processed foods that contain high quality proteins and are good meat substitutes in a vegetarian diet. In short, if you are vegetarian, it is likely that you would rather go to an organic store to do your weekly shopping, but shopping organic doesn’t mean you have to become vegetarian!
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