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Organic Revisited: A Free Cheat Sheet For Buying Organic

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Organic Revisited: A Free Cheat Sheet For Buying Organic

Common knowledge tells us that organic food is good food. It is tasty to eat, good for the environment, and safer for the farmers and workers who produce it. Since agriculture is responsible for much of the pollution of the waterways, choosing organic is the eco-choice for those who want to live a more sustainable life.

Eating organic may be one of best ways to keep your body healthy and the world’s ecosystems strong. Which organic fruits and vegetables to buy with your hard earned cash can be confusing. Some produce has less pesticides, while others are laden with chemical residues. Some are obvious, because of their thick skin (bananas), while others are penetrable (berries).

Is buying organic worth the extra cost? The jury is still out. It seems that the research has yet to prove an adverse health effect from consuming the low levels of pesticides that are commonly found in U.S. food. This may be inconclusive, but as Time magazine points out, “Even if conventional foods don’t turn out to be as dangerous as organic advocates claim, several recent studies have suggested that organic foods contain higher levels of vitamins than their conventionally grown counterparts.” Also, for the most vulnerable groups, such as children and pregnant women, as well as for those who are interested in sustainable growing practices (and their health), buying organic makes sense. Especially, the fruits and vegetables that carry the heaviest pesticide load. Here are 15 reasons to buy organic food.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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5:00AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

Thank you Healthy Ronnie, for Sharing this!

2:47AM PST on Jan 4, 2013

thanks

6:47PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

Thanks.

1:23PM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

5:59AM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

good to know

12:06PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Thanks

12:05PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Thanks

11:31AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

hmm...

4:57PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

Cute.

7:28AM PST on Jan 12, 2012

Cute veggies:D

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