Dirty dozen and clean fifteen
What does the term ORGANIC really mean???
To sum it up….ORGANIC produce is grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Organic animal products come from animals not treated with antibiotics or hormones and not fed animal by-products.
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, there is a simple way to reduce pesticide consumption and reduce the health risks associated. Follow this simple guide:
Benefits of eating organic
- Minimal amounts of pesticides
- Better for the environment as organic farming reduces pollution, conserves water, reduces soil erosion, increases soil fertility, and uses less energy.
- GMO free
- Reduces health hazards associated with pesticides, preservatives, and chemicals.
Higher in Pesticide Residue (Buy Organic)
- Sweet Bell Peppers
Lower in Pesticide Residue (Do NOT need to buy ORGANIC)
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Peas
- Sweet Potatoes