Is Organic Produce Worth it?

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Screen Shot 2013-10-02 at 9.14.20 PMWhat is organic and why should we care?  Organic produce is grown without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. One reason we all should care is our food supply has changed over the past 20 years and no one informed the consumers. Genetically modified foods became quiet replacement for our conventional fruits and vegetables we grew up on. In my opinion how can we really know the health implications of these fruits and vegetables that were grown from chemicals?

There is a huge movement in the United States against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOS). Expect to hear more and more about them in the near future. Some states are lobbying to pass laws that will require companies to label their products that contain GMOS. Sounds fair to me, let the customers decide with their dollars.

Making the change to organic fruits and vegetables doesn’t happen overnight. Some stores have limited selection or prices that are just out of reach. However, Organic.org posted the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables in our stores.

12 Most Contaminated

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

On the bright side Organic.org also posted a list of produce that is the least contaminated.

12 Least Contaminated

  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya

Make a change for your health and start researching what is in our food. One of my favorite websites is www.foodbabe.com. Check out Food Babe’s  video on a Lean Cuisine product labeled 100% Natural but is actually full of GMOs. Click here for the video.  Grocery shopping will never be the same again!

 

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  1. I seem to be eating plenty on the contaminated side 9 out of 12 and 3 out of 12 on the least contaminated side…..and Lean Cuisine sides have just recently become a freezer staple…looks like I will have to do a complete overhaul thanks Wendy

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