Yes, organic produce is expensive. I sometimes skimp out and buy conventional. But I don’t’ feel guilty – I just shop smart. Sure, I’d rather support organic agriculture, but realistically I sometimes have to be frugal, too.
According to an Environmental Working Group study, these are the foods that are freest of pesticides. Consider this your cheat sheet for shopping at the “regular” grocery store.
sweet corn (frozen)
sweet peas (frozen)
Don’t forget the herbs from your porch, the greens from your garden or the apples from your neighbor’s yard. And just because something has fewer pesticides doesn’t mean it’s truly clean. Almost all corn and corn products, unless explicitly stated otherwise, are genetically modified. Like I said, shop smart! As for the dirtiest foods out there, make sure you go organic.
Image: Krassy Can Do It
Sara’s shameless plug: Hi, it’s your editor. De-lurk, dear reader, and leave this fabulous writer a comment. You can also share this post with friends – just click your favorite social bookmark listed below. New reader? Be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter. You can also subscribe to any RSS feed your heart desires.