By David Whitney, Co-op Owner, Produce Buyer
As much as I would like to buy all of my food organic, grass-fed, local, etc. it’s just not always possible. Sometimes it’s the cost that stops me and other times it’s availability. But either way, I’m always reminding myself to simply do the best that I can at any given time.
And unless you live on land with your own grass-fed crew of animals and a lovely acre (or two) of beautifully grown organic veggies, chances are you too have had to consume some hormones, pesticides, and who knows what else along your clean-eating journey. It’s par for the
In other words, your food doesn’t HAVE to be organic all of the time to be healthy and nutritious.
This handy-dandy resource is from EWG’s Shopper Guide is a super helpful guide for anyone trying to decide what and when to buy organic and when to let it go. It’s updated every year to take advantage of the latest information. The following lists are for 2019.
The Dirty Dozen – these are the 12 most contaminated conventional fruits and veggies and are best to buy organic (whenever you can).
The Clean 15 – these are the fruits and veggies with the least contamination and a better bet when choosing conventionally grown produce.
- Sweet Corn
- Frozen Peas
- Honeydew Melons
With these lists in
The bottom line is this:
Be grateful for guides like this. Use them to your advantage. Eat your fruits and veggies and do the best you can. If you can do all organic, great. If you can’t, no worries. Find a way to make eating clean work for you and be proud of the efforts you make.