As a kid, when I found a small animal eating my apple from the inside out, I would freak out and give it to my brother. Nowadays when I find a hungry caterpillar eating my greens I am so happy I could kiss it.
We have recently switched to organic food. For years I have been walking into the organic food shop looking at the prices and walking out again. But I finally decided that I can no longer ignore the dangers of all the pesticides, herbicides and fungicides on my inorganic produce that are quietly poisoning us. So I made the switch.
The first thing I noticed was how good the food tastes. Tomatoes taste like the ones my grandma used to grow. Broccoli taste like broccoli is supposed to taste. My 5yr old who was fairly impartial to fruit now asks for fruit platters all the time and my 4yr old now eats zucchini. Because the food costs a little more absolutely nothing goes to waste. I use all the stalks in soups and stews and all half eaten bits of fruit go into a smoothie.