Organic Groceries?

 

Organic: what does it all mean?  Many people think that “organic” is synonymous with healthy, while others associate the word with over-priced and expensive.  Simply put, organic produce is grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, many of which have been proven to cause adverse health effects on individuals.  A question I am often asked is, “Should we be eating all organic, because I cannot afford that, ugh?!”

Lucky for us, the USDA released the “Dirty Dozen” list in 2010.  (And for you movie buffs, this has absolutely nothing to do with the 1967 Robert Aldrich movie, hehe.)  For produce on the “dirty” list, you should definitely go organic — as these conventionally grown items have tested positive for at least 47 different chemicals.

   THE DIRTY DOZEN:

Celery

Peaches

Strawberries

Apples

Blueberries

Nectarines

Bell Peppers

Spinach

Cherries

Kale

Potatoes

Grapes

My advice is to write these items out on a notecard, and take the notecard to the store with your RRP Grocery List.  Shop in accordance to the Dirty Dozen list, and it will relieve many stresses associated with the frustrated pesticide jargon that is constantly mentioned out in the world!  Simple!

 

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2 Responses to “Organic Groceries?”
  1. Nancty says:

    ..I believe adding onions to this list would be good, as well…

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