With the rising cost of living it can be quite a financial commitment to buy everything organic. I am passionate to eat organic whenever I can, however I need to be realistic about how much I should actually spend on my food. Researching this online and chatting to some of the providores at Orange Grove Organic Food Markets I have discovered that there are some foods which are more important to eat organic than others. I have found I can save some money by buying organic options for foods that are more likely to absorb pesticides and then the rest I can buy standard options at a lower cost.
There is also a wholesale organic market in Sydney called ‘Back to Eden’, which a friend of mine has told me is much cheaper.
Here’s some of the information I found on pesticides in foods that might help you make decisions on this too.
The Environmental Work Group in USA
EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce
Buy these organic
Lowest in Pesticide
Grapes – imported
Sweet bell peppers