February 22, 2010
This is a question that we, as moms, often ask ourselves when it comes to produce. On the one hand, does it even matter? On the other--we want the best for our children, so of course it matters. I have often stood at the organic section and compared prices to the regular produce and wondered whether there is a difference or not. During the spring and summer we receive a food box from a GTA farm which is great--but at this time of year--how to decide?
I hope that this list will help you make the decision as to whether to pay the extra $$ or not.
Here are the recommendations (only for fruits and veggies--meat and dairy are not on the list) from the Environmental Working Group (U.S.A).
The Clean 15:
These are the conventional produce with the lowest amts of pesticide residue
The Dirty Dozen
12 fruits and veggies with the most pesticide residue--worth seeking out the organics
I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the organic debate.
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