EAT ONLY IF ORGANIC

EAT ONLY IF ORGANIC

This listing, taken from To Buy or Not to Buy Organic, by Cindy Burke, shows 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 or 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)

2 responses to “EAT ONLY IF ORGANIC

  1. I’m not familiar with the book mentioned, but corn, sweet or otherwise, as okay to eat non-organic? Obviously the author has not seen the documentaries, “The Future of Food’, or “King Corn”. I’m definitely not on board with that one.

    FROM PRETTYSMARTRAWFOODIDEAS
    If you can get organic corn, that is better. If you need corn, or want corn, and you cannot get organic corn, then go with what you can get.
    Organic is always better, but raw is always better, and, if you cannot get or cannot afford organic, do what you must (btw, Trader Joe’s usually has organic whatever in the frozen section, if you are near a Trader Joe’s)

  2. this is a great list. It does change from time to time. Here’s the latest: http://www.foodnews.org/sneak/EWG-shoppers-guide.pdf

    please remember this does NOT account for GMO. Also to be certified organic can be costly, so talk to the sellers at farmer markets. Sometimes they practice organic even if they are not certified.

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