Its incredibly difficult to stand in the isles of the supermarket and compare the leading brands to organic brands. Why are the most available, most marketed and most reasonably priced items filled with garbage? I try to make the right decisions and choose organic whenever possible… but its hard as a young person living on my own to afford to do so. The complaint I hear the most is that people are willing to make the changes to be environmentally responsible but they cant afford to. The natural products aren’t available, or they come in very small sizes that aren’t family ready. As we all are making the changes gradually some sacrifices have to be made. We need to concentrate our efforts to areas of importance first. One step at a time
Heres a list of the top 12 fruits and veg you should buy organic.
  1. Nectarines – 97.3% of nectarines sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  2. Celery – 94.5% of celery sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  3. Pears – 94.4% of pears sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  4. Peaches – 93.7% of peaches sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  5. Apples – 91% of apples sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  6. Cherries – 91% of cherries sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  7. Strawberries – 90% of strawberries sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  8. Imported Grapes – 86% of imported grapes (i.e. Chile) sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  9. Spinach – 83.4% of spinach sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  10. Potatoes – 79.3% of potatoes sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  11. Bell Peppers – 68% of bell peppers sampled were found to contain pesticides.
  12. Red Raspberries – 59% of red raspberries sampled were found to contain pesticides.
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