16 May '12, 1pm

organic vs conventional fruits and veggies - The Alternative Consumer

organic vs conventional fruits and veggies - The Alternative Consumer

Summertime. For many, the best time of year to buy fresh produce. I love checking out roadside farm stands filled with delicious looking produce and homemade treats. Great nutrition and flavor right at arm’s reach. But before I grab some fruit or fresh veggies, I always consider the pesticide factor . Which produce may be okay to eat even though it was sprayed with pesticides, and which should not touch lips unless it’s organically grown? For times when organic isn’t available or I don’t have the extra cash to buy organic, I’ve come to rely on a handy guide created by the Environmental Working Group that came out a few years ago. If you’re not familiar with all the wonderful work done by this nonprofit, you should be. EWG does valuable work – very time consuming research for all of us. According to Environmental Working Group – here are the top twelve produce items that, w...

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2012/05/16/organic-vs-...

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