Consumer reports labeled these fruits and vegetables the 'dirty dozen' because they are filled with pesticides and says you should buy organic when you can...Apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, imported grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach, and strawberries.
When you can't buy all organic, I've heard a few rules of thumb. One is that fruits and veggies that grow in or low to the ground, and those with a thin skin which you eat should be the first to go on your "organic" shopping list. This seems to match the dirty dozen pretty well.
This just tells me I need to stick to my organic lifestyle.
I really try to stick to organic vegetables and fruit.
Sure it's a seasonal choice but worth it for a healthier lifestyle.
Organic is best for the planet, too.
I think it's also really important to add chicken and eggs to the list. It's good idea to buy free range, organic chicken and eggs. The price may be a little higher, but just think about what a typically chicken coop looks like and then imagine free range organic chickens. It's work the extra $$.