The Dirty Dozen: when to buy organic

The Dirty Dozen list refers to the top 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest level of pesticides.  Pesticides aren’t good for you and they aren’t good for the plant.  Several studies show that organically grown foods have higher nutrient levels than their pesticide-ladened counterparts.

But do you have to buy all things organic?  Not necessarily, because some plants don’t require pesticides.  For instance, pests don’t like broccoli.

Below is a link to a list of the worst and the best.  Consider going organic when purchasing those fruits and vegetables considered the dirtiest.

http://www.organic.org/articles/showarticle/article-214

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