Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You just can't win.

So there I was thinking that I am doing this great thing for my family by force feeding them fruits and vegetables. Turns out - I was stuffing them with pesticides. If you are too lazy busy to check out the link, here's the list of the produce containing the largest amount of pesticides:

Celery

Peaches

Strawberries

Apples

Domestic blueberries

Nectarines

Sweet bell peppers

Spinach, kale and collard greens

Cherries

Potatoes

Imported grapes

Lettuce


Incidentally, this so-called dirty dozen represents about 90-95% of all produce that we buy. I remembered reading somewhere that farmers' market produce, even if non-organic, is usually lower in pesticides, so I visited one such market. I did expect the prices to be higher, but didn't expect them to be that high. Given that we already spend significant amount of money on this on a weekly basis, I just can't afford to triple that amount. And if I go organic - forget it, I just can't. So what do I do? Stick to avocados and grapefruit? Or do I still serve this chemical laden stuff?

Ugh!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Stop 'n Shop sells organic potatoes, apples, carrots, celery, etc, at pretty reasonable prices. More expensive than regular produce, but not outrageous. I think it's worth it. I found that organic potatoes are much better tasting than regular. Maybe they just come from a higher quality farm, regardless, I love them.

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  2. 永遠不要躊躇伸出你的手。也永遠不要躊躇接受別人伸出的手。.................................................................

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