An excellent slideshow explaining why some foods are better purchased with the “Organic”
or “Organically “Grown” label is currently on the WebMD website.
It explains the reasons for why they feel that some fruits and vegetables (not meats) are
not worth the extra money that organically grown produce costs.
Everyone should view this slidesshow, because the longterm effects
of consuming even small amounts of residual pesticies, in fruits and vegetables,
and hormones and antibiotics, fed to some livestock we eventually eat is not fully known.
The fruits and vegetables that are better purchased with the”Organic” label are:
Fruits: peaches, nectarines, pears, bluberries, raspberries, apples, strawberries, cherries, grapes.
Vegetables: celery, potatoes (sweet and white), carrots, sweet bell peppers, lettuce, spinach.
Milk and beef, are also on the list of foods that are stronly recommended to
buy “Organic” because of growth hormones, and antibiotics that are in the feed that is
given to the cows or cattle.
Other important foods on the list are: peanut butter and baby foods.
Make certain that the label on the food doesn’t say “natural” or
“hormone free”. This isn’t certified Organic by the USDA.
Just as the USDA has grades of meat and eggs, such as A, AA, producers of
Organic foods must follow standards the government sets.
Fuits or vegetables that are said to safe to buy conventionally grown,
are ususally those that have tough outer skins or coverings,
such as: corn, mangoes, cabbage, bananas, kiwi fruit, peas, avocados,
Some foods are 100% organically produced, some 95%.