Should I buy organic vegetables?

Should I buy organic vegetables?

Consider organic vegetables if they are high in pesticides.

These vegetables are listed in order of highest contamination first:

  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Collard Greens
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Summer squash
  • Peppers
  • Cucumbers

Spend your money on the most contaminated vegetables first and work your way down the list, depending on how much you’re willing to spend.

Environmental Working Group: Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

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