Okay, so yesterday’s post was kind of a bummer, right? Sorry about that. Not only do I not want to be a downer, but I really don’t want to come off as a snob—evangelist, most definitely. I know it’s not always possible to buy everything organic, and I get that it’s expensive. Sometimes it’s pretty hard to swallow $5.99 for a pint of paltry-looking organic berries when the plump, beautiful conventional ones right next to them are on sale for two bucks. So, how about some positively useful information?
In case anybody is not familiar with it, here is the list of produce, created by the Environmental Working Group (yep, there’s an app for that; check it out on their site), that requires the most pesticides to grow: celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, kale, cherries, tomatoes, imported grapes. I was shocked when I learned celery tops the list, and that lettuce isn’t even on it. If you stuck to organic only when buying these 12 things, just think of all the chemicals you would not be putting into your kids’ mouths.
Good to know, huh?