Friday, August 15, 2008

Attention bargain shoppers

This Mercola article lists the ten produce items with the lowest pesticide load and the ten with the highest load. If you're shopping on a limited budget (who isn't?) the list should help you decide what items are worth the extra cost that the "organic" label typically brings.

As a side note, I read in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle that some pediatricians say that if you can only afford to buy one organic item, buy organic milk rather than conventional. The doctor referred to in the book actually said that he believes that the chemicals and hormones present in conventional milk may be related to the ever-earlier onset of puberty he sees in some of his patients. Not backed up by scientific studies, yet, but hard to argue with.

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