Do you ever find yourself asking just how “bad” it is to buy a certain fruit or vegetable that is not organic. Which produce is the most heavily sprayed, and detrimental to ecological and personal health? I certainly support eating the highest quality, cleanest foods available, grown with the most environmentally-sound practices. Soooooo, if I’m in a large city, or a rural area in the summer, chances are I have more options than in a rural area in the winter. And eating food that is less than ideal is much better, most of the time, than eating no food at all!
Here is a link to this year’s research on pesticide levels in non-organic fruits and vegetables: http://www.foodnews.org/fulllist.php
The research was done by Environmental Working Group. EWG is a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment. Check out their web-site: http://www.ewg.org