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Organic: When to Buy & When to Skip | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Organic: When to Buy & When to Skip | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

There is more talk and evidence appearing all the time that suggests organics are our best choice when shopping for food, namely fruits and vegetables. Because of the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals used on large domestic and imported crops, not to mention the toll this takes on the environment, selecting local, organic produce becomes more popular all the time. However, it’s still fairly cost prohibitive for most consumers to purchase organics. Just this week we saw a pint of organic strawberries priced at $4.49, while the non-organic in the same size was $3.49. It’s hard to sell someone on spending a dollar more on the exact same thing when they can’t see a tangible difference. If you’re trying to weigh the benefit of spending more on organic, or sticking to the non-organic produce, consider that there are some fruits and vegetables you’re better o...

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