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      INSERT DESCRIPTIONSweet bell peppers are among the vegetables high in pesticides.
      (Richard Drew/Associated Press)



      I was reading today in The Times that organic food prices are rising. It reminded me of a really helpful list from the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, about how to be a strategic shopper when buying organic fruits and vegetables.

      While there is an ongoing debate about whether buying organic food really makes a difference in terms of health, the reality is that some consumers choose organic foods because they want to lower their exposure to pesticides. For those shoppers, it makes sense to know when to buy organic and which conventionally-grown foods are good enough because they already are low in pesticide residue.

      The Environmental Working Group tested dozens of fruits and vegetables to determine which foods are the worst offenders in terms of pesticide exposure. Some fruits and vegetables grown with conventional farming methods simply donít absorb the pesticides. Some examples of vegetables and fruits with very low pesticide residues are onions, mangoes, asparagus, broccoli and eggplant. So whether you pick them up from the regular produce section or the organic aisle, your pesticide exposure is going to be low.

      So if you are on a budget, focus your organic dollars where it counts ó on foods that suck in a lot of pesticides when grown using conventional farming methods. Foods that typically have high levels of pesticide residue include peaches, strawberries, sweet bell peppers, celery and lettuce.

      To see the complete list of the 43 fruits and vegetables tested by the Environmental Working Group, click here. The site includes a printable chart of the dozen foods lowest in pesticide residue and those that are best purchased from the organic aisle. And to read the complete story about rising organic food prices reported by my colleagues Andrew Martin and Kim Severson, click here.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Jahness View Post
      Strategic Spending on Organic Foods



      INSERT DESCRIPTIONSweet bell peppers are among the vegetables high in pesticides.
      (Richard Drew/Associated Press)



      I was reading today in The Times that organic food prices are rising. It reminded me of a really helpful list from the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, about how to be a strategic shopper when buying organic fruits and vegetables.

      While there is an ongoing debate about whether buying organic food really makes a difference in terms of health, the reality is that some consumers choose organic foods because they want to lower their exposure to pesticides. For those shoppers, it makes sense to know when to buy organic and which conventionally-grown foods are good enough because they already are low in pesticide residue.

      The Environmental Working Group tested dozens of fruits and vegetables to determine which foods are the worst offenders in terms of pesticide exposure. Some fruits and vegetables grown with conventional farming methods simply don’t absorb the pesticides. Some examples of vegetables and fruits with very low pesticide residues are onions, mangoes, asparagus, broccoli and eggplant. So whether you pick them up from the regular produce section or the organic aisle, your pesticide exposure is going to be low.

      So if you are on a budget, focus your organic dollars where it counts — on foods that suck in a lot of pesticides when grown using conventional farming methods. Foods that typically have high levels of pesticide residue include peaches, strawberries, sweet bell peppers, celery and lettuce.

      To see the complete list of the 43 fruits and vegetables tested by the Environmental Working Group, click here. The site includes a printable chart of the dozen foods lowest in pesticide residue and those that are best purchased from the organic aisle. And to read the complete story about rising organic food prices reported by my colleagues Andrew Martin and Kim Severson, click here.

      http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/0...organic-foods/


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      Better yet...grow your own...without the bug spray. Learn canning, dehydration and other food preserving methods.

      Just grow enough for you and the bugs.
      Greetings Mamazen & shakim1969!

      Mamazen I totally agree with you. We must start growing our own food. No matter how small a
      start we have to just do it.

      Thank you both for sharing.

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      Better yet...grow your own...without the bug spray. Learn canning, dehydration and other food preserving methods.

      Just grow enough for you and the bugs.
      I agree with you..we must grow our own food. My mother grows her on vegetables minus the bugspary..she uses her fingers to pick the bugs off.
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      I agree with you..we must grow our own food. My mother grows her on vegetables minus the bugspary..she uses her fingers to pick the bugs off.
      I used to name bugs after my supervisors before cutting them in half with by-pass shears every afternoon when I came home from work. Watching them bleed to death was cathartic to the soul.

      I had issues back then.

      Now I watch bugs attack each other, get them drunk on beer (slugs), or burn them with garlic chili pepper solution. Not as much fun but does the trick.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jahness View Post
      Greetings Mamazen & shakim1969!

      Mamazen I totally agree with you. We must start growing our own food. No matter how small a
      start we have to just do it.

      Thank you both for sharing.

      Peace & Blessings!
      Even just growing wheatgrass and growing sprouts in a jar alfa fa,mung,lentils,aduki, and chick peas can be grown with minimum amount of fuss.

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