So many people want to know if they have to buy everything organic and how important it is, especially if they are on a budget! In this day and age, I feel it is very important to try and buy everything you can organic. Chemicals and Toxins are everywhere and are not just found in the obvious places. They can be hidden in the most common exposures like the foods that are being ingested every day into our bodies! We have to do all we can to avoid exposure. These toxins and chemicals are linked to everything from cancer, learning disabilities, developmental disorders and even death!
The Environmental Working Group has put together a “dirty dozen” list of the foods you absolutely should always buy organic. These foods are considered “dirty” because of the high pesticide load in the skins or in the fruit itself. Many of these foods come from Gentetically Modified seeds that have been injected with Round Up to get them to grow faster. In other words, you would never be able to “wash” away the pesticides anyway.
You’ll find below a list of fruits and vegetables that contain the most chemicals and the ones that have the least. This way you know which ones to spend the extra money getting the organic and which ones that can wait for now.