So I’ve jumped on the organic train. I’m still doing my research and trying to figure out how to “be organic”, but it’s kindof scary to think about all the toxic stuff that’s in our every day foods.
The list above is a good way to get started. The “dirty dozen” are the fruits and vegetables that you should always buy organic because they hold onto a lot of pesticides that you then digest when you eat them. The “clean 15” are fruits and vegetables that hold onto the least amount of harmful pesticides and okay to buy non organic (especially if you’re on a budget).
Meat and dairy are the other items that you should try to find organic or at least buy varieties that say “no hormones added”.
“Natural” is not the same as “USDA Organic”. Go for organic, natural just means it contains ingredients that you can pronounce, not that those ingredients are free of pesticides, hormones, or additives.
Do your research. There are a lot of articles and website available now. And shopping at your local farmer’s market is also a great way to get “organic” produce and help support your local farmers.