Monday, March 30, 2009

Guide to Buying Organic

"The growing consensus among scientists is that small doses of pesticides and other chemicals can cause lasting damage to human health, especially during fetal development and early childhood. Scientists now know enough about the long-term consequences of ingesting these powerful chemicals to advise that we minimize our consumption of pesticides." Environmental Working Group


I am a very strong proponent of buying organic. However, with a family of six on one income, I know buying organic isn't always possible. I have found EWG's Shopper's Guide to be very helpful in prioritizing my organic buying. They have included a Dirty Dozen (foods that are the highest in pesticides and most important to buy organic) and a Clean Fifteen (foods that are the least contaminated and therefore okay to buy conventional). Check it out...

4 comments:

Christian Frugal Mama said...

I wonder if you got my question? I asked about agave nectar and any info you might have on it. I'm wondering if it's actually good or just more manufacturer hype. Thanks!

Noel said...

load up on those onions :)

Teresa R said...

I love the EWG guide! We, too, try to buy organic as much as possible if it's something we can't grow organically ourselves.

Jen said...

I've been interested in trying to buy more things organic, but just don't know where to start. And the cost is a little intimidating. So thank you for sharing this guide.