Buying Organic

There are four main reasons to buy organic:

  1. To avoid cumulative pesticide residues and accidental pesticide overuse.
  2. To protect the environment.
  3. For better taste.
  4. For better nutrition.

To avoid pesticides, first budget to avoid non-organic meats, milk and eggs, then non-organic thin-skinned fruits and vegetables such as peaches, apples and strawberries and then if you have money left over, avoid non-organic thick-skinned fruits and vegetables like mangoes, bananas and eggplants. Meat is the worst offender because animals concentrate pesticides from the plants they eat. Farmers have less incentive to spray thick skinned produce since the thick skins naturally protect them from pests. Further, peeling the thick skins removes clinging pesticides.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)