Price is a critical deciding factor when it comes to our food choice. When I initially decided to go organic, I did it gradually. I started with fresh food and vegetables and over time have incorporated other dry goods and ingredients such as cooking oils, grains, lentils and spices. It is a conscientious decision to support local organic and biodynamic farmers and producers as much as possible.
If you would like to introduce some organic produce in your diet but not sure where to begin, start small. Some fruits and vegetables are more susceptible to pesticide than others, and these are the ones you want to go organic.
Fruits and vegetables that generally do not need peeling tend to be more susceptible to pesticide, and organic would be the better option for the following:
- Bell peppers
Conventionally produced fruits and vegetables that require peeling prior to consumption is less susceptible to pesticide:
A full list of produce can be found at the Environmental Working Group site.