When Organic Is Worth It: Pesticide Levels

The latest issue of Family Fun magazine recently printed a list from the not-for-profit Environmental Working Group ranking pesticide levels from highest to lowest (the entire list is available at www.foodnews.org).  They list the following as the best items to buy organic, and which conventially grown are fine to buy as is:

Best To Buy Organic: peaches, apples, sweet bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, pears, imported grabes, spinach, lettuce, potatos

Conventionally Grown Is Fine: onions, avocados, frozen sweet corn, pineapples, mangoes, asparagus, frozen sweet peas, kiwi fruit, bananas, cabbage, broccoli, papayas

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