12 Most Important Foods to Buy Organic (2009)

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If you can’t afford to get all your food organic (how many people can?), you will be interested in the latest edition of the “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides” from the Environmental Working Group, which lists the fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest pesticide loads. EWG says its research shows that “people who eat the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables consume an average of 10 pesticides a day.” So these are the ones to spend the extra dollar on to buy organic.

EWG's wallet-sized guideMost important foods to buy organic

Peaches
Apples
Bell Peppers
Celery
Nectarines
Strawberries
Cherries
Kale
Lettuce
Grapes (imported)
Carrots
Pears

The 15 least contaminated fruits and vegetables, according to EWG, include broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, watermelon and mango.

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2 Responses to 12 Most Important Foods to Buy Organic (2009)

  1. Small Footprints March 11, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    Thank you for this! I love that they have a wallet-sized guide … great for taking to the market! :)

    BTW … I hope you’ll be celebrating Earth Hour 2009. :)

    Small Footprints
    http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

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