Friday, June 30, 2006

Which foods should be organic?

Some conventionally grown foods are higher in pesticides than others. When you can, choose organic version of the following (or don't eat at all):

  • Strawberries (the most important)
  • Bell peppers
  • Spinach
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Mexican cantaloupe
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Green beans
  • Rice
  • Corn
  • Bananas
  • Grapes (and Raisins)
  • Potatoes
  • Soybeans
  • Cucumbers
I also make sure that milk, eggs, and any meat products are organic. Of course, you should always try to avoid genetically modified foods as well!
has some great info on which foods you should eat organic and the reasons.

This site: has great info on how to switch to organic. The basic info on this site is:

These 17 tips will show you how to track down affordable organic food near you.

1. Do some research.
2. Shop at farmers' markets.
3. Buy a share in a community-supported agriculture program.
4. Join a co-op.
5. Join a buying club.
6. Buy in bulk.
7. Buy big in-season.
8. In the off-season, buy preserved foods.
9. Embrace the big freeze.
10. Shop sales and house brands.
11. Clip coupons.
12. Grow your own.
13. Shop online.
14. Mix and match.
15. Be flexible.
16. Rethink your food budget.
17. Ease into organic.

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