Organic Groceries Really Worth The Extra Money?

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Ever wonder if it is worth it to buy organic groceries or not? Well we can help you make a more informed decision with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 13. The Dirty Dozen represents those fruits and vegetables with significantly higher levels of harmful pesticide levels and the Clean 13 represents those that are relatively safe. The list comes as a result of extensive testing for safety levels of each of the fruits and vegetables.

You should ONLY buy organic when it comes to the Dirty Dozen:

Strawberries
Spinach
Nectarines
Apples
Peaches
Pears
Cherries
Grapes
Celery
Tomatoes
Sweet Bell Peppers
Potatoes

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If you want to buy some organic and some non-organic, the clean 13 represent a relatively safe option to buy non-organic:

Avocados
Pineapples
Cabbage
Onions
Frozen Sweet Peas
Asparagus
Mangos
Eggplant
Honeydew
Kiwi
Cantaloupe
Cauliflower
Broccoli

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Also a large majority of all Corn, Soy, & Canola are GMO (Genetically Modified To Resist Roundup Weed Killer) and have been found to have extremely high levels of pesticides, especially glyphosate which has been linked to cancer, so we recommend only buying organic when it comes to these 3 items. Recent studies are showing that weeds are developing resistance to the roundup sprayed on these GMOs and more and more pesticides are having to be used to kill these super weeds, so the pesticide levels are going higher and higher.