EATING WELL ON A BUDGET: Avoiding pesticides like the plague


In our previous post, we talked about how pesticides have altered our food supply to make it toxic to our bodies.  Conventionally grown produce becomes toxic because of the high content of pesticide residue that remains after harvesting and that won’t go away by washing it.  Anyone for a salad with a side of toxins or possible carcinogenics?

Even if you don’t have the bucks to buy organic produce exclusively, consider buying organic at least those 14 items mentioned in our previous post “Toxic Food.”  The Environmental Watch Group (EWG) found up to 88 different pesticide residues in those 14 produce mentioned.


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SAVE MONEY: Produce you may not have to buy organic.

As an exception, the produce listed below have fewer pesticide residues.

If you can’t afford to buy everything organic, you can buy conventionally grown produce from the list below.  These were found by EWG to have very few toxic residues.

  • Onions
  • Sweet corn* read warning below
  • Pineapples
  • Avocado
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet peas
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Eggplant
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloupe (domestic)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Grapefruit
  • Watermelon
  • Mushrooms

* Sweet corn samples contained relatively few pesticide residues on  its surface.  However, because most corn in the U.S. is grown from GMO seeds (or has been contaminated by them) it is recommended to buy organic or certified as GMO-free produce.  With GMO’s every bite is guaranteed to contain pesticides.  See our post: ” Why GMO’s are bad for you!”

Happy eating!

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