Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis are committed to only serving organic food to their daughter Wyatt and son Dimitri. Much of it, they’re growing for themselves, too.
Kutcher told Ariana Huffington about his organic kitchen in a recent episode of the Thrive Global Podcast. “The Ranch” star says the kids eat “100 percent organic,” and when the celeb couple can’t find fresh organic, they buy frozen.
“It’s almost easier than buying baby food,” Kutcher notes. “When you thaw [organic fruit or vegetables] you just boil it, steam it, put it in the blender, and away you go,” Kutcher says.
Kutcher recently took to Instagram to share a photo of organic corn he grew in his garden. “You can take the boy out of Iowa but…”
Kutcher and Kunis are part of a growing trend; certified organic food sales have been on the rise, topping $50 billion in 2019. Sales have also spiked during the pandemic, as consumers seek out healthier options.
It’s a smart move, according to a recent study. The research, published in the journal Environmental Research, found that just six days of eating an exclusively organic diet reduced glyphosate loads by 70 percent. Glyphosate is the herbicide best known as Monsanto’s Roundup. It’s predominantly used on crops genetically engineered to tolerate large amounts of the pesticide.
In 2018, a California court awarded $289 million to a landscaper who claimed Monsanto’s Roundup caused his non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Kutcher subscribes to other wellness habits, too. He told Huffington, who’s a vocal proponent for healthy sleep habits, that sleep is important to the father to two.
“I demand to sleep seven hours, eight if I can,” he said.
Kutcher and Huffington also discuss AI and the booming tech industries, and how our “economy based on happiness,” will shift in the near-future.