I read this article in RealSimple.com today and I thought I would share it with you. I absolutely love this magazine, and have been a subscriber ever since its innagural issue I picked up at a grocery store back in 2000. I really like how they simplify and keep things simple and as a result make our lives simple. The day the magazine arrives at our home, that is the night I sit back in bed and read the magazine from cover to cover, regardless of how busy or tired I am.
Today I came across an article on the 10 things you must buy organic. The article lists baby food, milk, cantaloupe, cucumber, grapes, apples, green beans, winter squash, spinach and strawberries. The article goes on to give a simple quick explanation on why you need to buy the specific thing organic and gives ideas on what to do if you cannot buy it organic.
Here’s an example of what it said for Strawberries (or as my 2 year old calls it Strawbeees..):
Strawberries are one of the most contaminated of all produce items in the United States.
No organic? Choose local berries over long-distance ones (which generally involve more spraying). The package should say where they’re from, or the supermarket’s produce manager should know.
Check out the 10 Organic Foods that are worth the Money article for more details on the remaining 9 items.