Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Buy Organic! Why is it okay for us to digest toxins, herbicides and pesticides and think that our bodies will not be affected? The Environmental Working Group, a watchdog non-profit, has done extensive research on fruits and vegetables that we buy in our local grocery stores. The EWG has compiled a list from the worst of pesticides to the least. The Dirty Dozen is the top 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the highest level of pesticides and toxins. They also list the Clean 15 which are more safe and could save you the extra organic expense. There is a complete list here http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/
Organic foods are found in all grocery stores.
Some grocery stores have a larger selection.
I shop at three stores to get what we need for meals.
For example, organic large pitted olives are only found at Whole Foods.
Organic Kale is not at my Cub, but at Byerly's.
Select few organic breads are at Lund's and Byerly's.