To buy or not to buy organic. That is the question!

Some people think that because the label says “organic” that means it’s good for you. Some people think that “organic” labeling is largely bull. Some could care less. And, to make it more confusing, you’ll find an article, blog, or feature that will support all these points of view.

So what’s right?

Organic food is usually processed with no added pesticides sprayed onto plants. Doesn’t take much to realize less pesticide is better…but to throw a wrench in the organic vs. not debate is the whole subject of GM food (genetically modified). There are some GM or GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods grown organically that you wouldn’t want to buy either.

We’ll get to the GM/GMO info later.

Below is just a quick snippet of a chart to help you decide what foods you should concentrate on getting organic when possible and what foods won’t matter so much. This is determined by the amount of pesticides still present in the fruit or vegetable at unacceptable levels at the time it is harvested and on its way to the consumer.

Take a look at this easy chart that breaks it down for you. You can always print it and keep it with your coupons or in your glove box for fast reference.

Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: What to Buy Organic and What Doesn't Matter

Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: What to Buy Organic and What Doesn’t Matter

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About Rachel

I'm a crocheting bookworm who happens to also be a coffee snob. One of many passions is to learn ways to make healthy food choices without breaking the grocery budget and sharing them with Central Virginia readers.
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