As G.I. Joe always said "Knowing is half the battle." So shouldn't you know which produce is best to buy organic and which is not?
Let's face it, buying organic is expensive and can be cost prohibitive when you have a family to feed. But smart choices can help keep your grocery bill down while keeping your families' nutrition high and chemical consumption low.
Each year the Environmental Working Group puts out a shopping guide of the "Dirty Dozen" and the "Clean Fifteen" - lists that indicate which produce items are likely to have the highest and lowest amounts of pesticide residue. These lists have become synonymous with healthy shopping. However, these lists do not take into account the most common GMO crops in the U.S. and around the world. This is why corn, which is one of the top GMO crops in the world, is found on their list of "Clean Fifteen."
To help simplify things, I have created a momme meals Guide To Buying Organic which includes produce that is likely to have the highest amount of pesticides residue as well as those crops that are known to be top GMO's. Take this list and post it on your fridge as a reminder of what you should, if nothing else, buy organic.
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Ps - I am aware that a tomato is a fruit but I kept it in the veggie section to keep things simple.
Enjoy and happy shopping!