I ran into this information by Andrew Weil, and found it helpful. I put it on my fridge.
This is what Dr. Andrew Weil had to say about choosing organic in his "Daily Tips" blog:
"I encourage everyone to enjoy these fruits and vegetables in organic or conventionally grown form:
• Sweet corn
• Sweet peas (frozen)
• Cantaloupe (domestic)
According to EWG, common growing practices make the crops listed below the most likely to contain higher pesticide residues:
• Sweet bell peppers
• Nectarines (imported)
• Cherry tomatoes
• Snap peas (imported)
Plus these which may contain organophosphate insecticides, which EWG characterizes as "highly toxic" and of special concern:
• Hot peppers
• Blueberries (domestic)"
So, this takes some of the mystery out of making some organic vs. inorganic choices. I happen to love Dr. Weil. And now, he's saving me money!
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