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Americans shop local and organic for health and ethics

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Five years ago, Sonia Zutic made a life-changing decision: she decided to eat with a conscience. Sonia is among a growing number of adults who swear by food that's strictly organic and free of additives and preservatives. Many have decided that ethical eating is no longer a trendy fad, but is a blueprint to life.

Union Square's market place is one of many such places locally that has become a safe haven for those looking to enjoy healthy eating and to know from where the food they're eating comes.

But eating with a healthy conscience can produce a healthy food bill. This can become a challenge for those trying to do and "eat" the right thing.

The Center for Disease Control says the average life expectancy at 78 years old. So, people are living longer. And for many, eating with a healthy conscience plays a major role in that.

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