According to the Environmental Working Group, you can reduce the amount of pesticides in your diet by 90% if you buy organic fruits and vegetables. If you are like our family, you most likely realized early on that this can be quite costly. Because this is a very important issue for our family, we choose to purchase the following top twelve items organically grown because they are the most heavily treated with pesticides.
Top Twelve Organic Picks
sweet bell peppers
In addition to fruits and vegetables, I try to purchase organic dairy products. Milk fat can contain traces of the hormones (including rBH) given to cows. I have heard some say that most injected and ingested agents (medicines or enhancements) given to livestock are tested to see the effects and period of time it takes for the agents to fully pass out of the animals system or metabolize, nonetheless we choose organic milk. Not knowing enough about the consequences of consuming even possible traces of these hormones, we choose to purchase organic milk.