Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Top 12 to Buy Organic or Grow at Home

Grow at home the chemical and pesticide free way♥

These are the foods that should be bought organic if you have to choose, because they are highest in chemicals and pesticides.

This list is in order of pesticide load, apples being the worst offenders:
  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Capsicum
  4. Peaches
  5. Strawberries
  6. Imported Nectarines
  7. Grapes
  8. Spinach
  9. Lettuce
  10. Cucumbers
  11. Domestic Blueberries
  12. Potatoes

One of the best and safest ways to protect your health is to grow your own produce so that you know what has gone into them.  Before planting check your soil for contaminates to optimize your safety as some chemical residues can stay in the soil for long periods of time.  It’s another great reason to consider container gardening.

This list comes courtesy of Tree Hugger.

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