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14 January 2006

ConsumerReports - Organic products, when buying organic pays (and doesn't)

Consumer Reports has a great, short article, with some solid science behind it, about when it pays to buy organic and when you shouldn't bother.

The short list:

ALWAYS buy organic if possible: apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, imported grapes, nectarines, peaches, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach, and strawberries (reduced pesticide exposure); meat, poultry, eggs and dairy (avoidance of hormone and antibiotic supplements; reduced likelihood of prion exposure); baby food.

Buy organic IF MONEY IS NO OBJECT: asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, kiwi, mangos, onions, papaya, pineapples, and sweet peas; breads, oils, potato chips, pasta, cereals, and other packaged foods, such as canned or dried fruit and vegetables.

Don't bother: seafood, cosmetics.

ConsumerReports.org - Organic products, when buying organic pays (and doesn't) 2/06

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