Making Organic Easy

Today's New York Times has an educational little piece about the 5 easiest things you can do to go organic. I found it so straight-forward and helpful, I'm going to paste some of it below.

If you want to read the full article go HERE.

  1. Buy Organic Milk: People who switch to organic milk typically do so because they are concerned about the antibiotics, artificial hormones and pesticides used in the commercial dairy industry.

  2. Potatoes: A 2006 U.S.D.A. test found 81 percent of potatoes tested still contained pesticides after being washed and peeled, and the potato has one of the the highest pesticide contents of 43 fruits and vegetables tested.

  3. Peanut Butter: More than 99 percent of peanut farms use conventional farming practices, including the use of fungicide to treat mold, a common problem in peanut crops.

  4. Ketchup: Notably, recent research has shown organic ketchup has about double the antioxidants of conventional ketchup.

  5. Apples: Apples are also one of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables. The good news is that organic apples are easy to find in regular grocery stores.

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