EAT ONLY IF ORGANIC

I have just finished reading a very interesting book,To Buy or Not to Buy Organic, by Cindy Burke. It is very educational and, at times, alarming, akin to the movie Food, Inc. in that way.

What I found most interesting and useful about this book is
the listings of vegetables and fruit according to whether they should only be eaten organic, or if non-organic is okay.

The “eat only if organic” listing consists of vegetables and
fruit which, if non-organic, are likely to have high levels of chemical residue from pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, etc.

EAT ONLY IF ORGANIC

Apples

Grapes from Chile

Potatoes

Bell Peppers, red, green

Nectarines

Raspberries

Celery

Peaches

Spinach

Cherries

Pears

Strawberries


Burke also lists fifteen vegetables and fruit which, even when non-organically grown, are unlikely to be contaminated by chemicals.

OKAY TO EAT NON-ORGANIC

Asparagus

Cabbage

Papayas

Avocados

Garlic

Pineapples

Bananas

Kiwi

Shelling peas

Blueberries

Mangos

Sweet Corn

Broccoli

Onions

Watermelon, grown domestically (US)


At the end of the book, there is also a very useful comprehensible listing of vegetables, herbs and spices, and fruit, marked
according to whether the item should be eaten only organic, or if it is okay to eat non-organic.

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