Organic food usually (but, not always) costs more than conventional groceries. Is it really worth it to spend the extra money for organic? My answer is YES!
Here is WHY.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) published a list of the top twelve crops with the highest pesticide load called the “The Dirty Dozen”. These foods should only be eaten when they are grown organically:
THE DIRTY DOZEN (most likely to be chemically laden, non-organic “food”)
~ Apples, Strawberries and Blueberries, Grapes, Celery, Peaches, Spinach, Sweet bell peppers, Nectarines, Cucumbers, Cherry tomatoes, Snap peas, Potatoes
AVOID THE FOLLOWING SEVEN FOODS unless they are USDA-certified organic in an effort to eliminate GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism):
~ Corn, Soy, Canola, Sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, Zucchini, Yellow squash
FOODS LEAST LIKELY TO HOLD PESTICIDE RESIDUES:
~ Avocados, Pineapples, Cabbage, Sweet peas (frozen), Onions, Asparagus, Mangoes, Kiwi, Eggplant, Grapefruit, Cantaloupe (domestic), Cauliflower, Sweet potatoes
Make healthy choices!
Be Happy & Live Well