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    12 Fruits and Vegetables you should buy Organic

    We all know that "buying Organic can be most expensive. We also know that there can be pesticide residue on the fruits and vegetables we buy to eat. What we may not know is how to avoid these pesticides, or what kind of harm they could do to our health.

    These foods are referred to as "the dirty dozen" — they're the fruits and vegetables most likely to have residue from pesticides, and they're ranked in order from most to least toxic. This is where buying organic has the most benefit.

    Peaches
    Apples
    Bell pepper
    Celery
    Nectarines
    Strawberries
    Cherries
    Kale
    Lettuce
    Grapes
    Carrot
    Pears

    When is it okay to save money and buy conventional produce?
    These fifteen foods are the cleanest in the produce aisle — they're the ones least likely to have harmful pesticide residues on them when you buy them. Get them organic and/or local when you can, but here's where you can feel okay with saving money by going with conventionally-grown produce.

    Onion
    Avocado
    Sweet corn
    Pineapple
    Mango
    Asparagus
    Sweet peas
    Kiwi
    Cabbage
    Eggplant
    Papaya
    Watermelon
    Broccoli
    Tomato
    Sweet potato


    This is just a guideline to get you started. It may not always be convenient for you to buy or get access to organic produce, but do your best. Otherwise, take the initiative and explore the local produce options in your area. Choosing local sometimes outweighs the cost of shipping organic food from across the world. Local farms and farmers' markets are booming with abundant produce in various communities. Find out which ones are closest to you and get to know your food. Ask as many questions as you need to get the answers you want!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightowl View Post

    These foods are referred to as "the dirty dozen"
    by who?

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    No benefits to eat Organic over non Organic. Just a way for companies to take more money from you.

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    The Environmental Working Group is the first place I saw
    such a list. It has been published all over the place after
    EWG produced the list.

    Many differences exist between organic and non-organic foods.
    Organic foods have less substances that your body needs to
    dispose of. These substances have been known to mimic hormones
    and contribute to higher rates of disease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feinburgrl View Post
    No benefits to eat Organic over non Organic. Just a way for companies to take more money from you.
    Damn I was just impressed after reading another post of yours about alcohol but I don't agree with this. I think you could use some conditional qualifiers like "many times" or "most of the times" or something. There is definitely a benefit in eating foods from veggies to meats that haven't been sprayed with this or that or fed or injected with hormones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merkaba View Post
    Damn I was just impressed after reading another post of yours about alcohol but I don't agree with this. I think you could use some conditional qualifiers like "many times" or "most of the times" or something. There is definitely a benefit in eating foods from veggies to meats that haven't been sprayed with this or that or fed or injected with hormones.
    Most deffently agree, but however there are many companies that market food as organic that is really not a 100 % all organic. They still charge for organic price tho , you gotta be selective on what you buy ,jus with everything I guess .... I my self eat a lot of eggs and chicken so when my budget allows I stick with all organic ..You get what you pay for , but you don't wanna pay for what you don't get ....

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    If I recall correctly, 'organic' foods certified by the National Organic Program only cover the nature of production of the food, not what is done to the food at the point of sale. "Frequently", markets still spray the 'organic' foods with organophosphates and all that good stuff to to enhance their appearance. There's a reasonable chance that by the time the consumer gets a hold of the food, the organic certified food isn't all that organic.

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    Its almost impossible to know if you are being BS'd when you buy organic. "Organic" is a pretty loosely used term in the food industry.

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    This list you posted is really very good these are very beneficial to our health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njc View Post
    Its almost impossible to know if you are being BS'd when you buy organic. "Organic" is a pretty loosely used term in the food industry.
    Absolutely it is damn near impossible, but it's jus like ur goodies you gotta find a reliable and local source. The super markets u jus never know. I go to a local health food store (hippies) lol they grow prduce and sell their own stuff..

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    well always buying and maintaining the intake of such fruits are not possible... being practical it all seems impossible to have all this furits... no one will be able to buy only such fruits as it is not available easily and it depend on the fruit season too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosc View Post
    The Environmental Working Group is the first place I saw
    such a list. It has been published all over the place after
    EWG produced the list.

    Many differences exist between organic and non-organic foods.
    Organic foods have less substances that your body needs to
    dispose of. These substances have been known to mimic hormones
    and contribute to higher rates of disease.
    sosc,

    Higher Rates of Disease

    Exactly, which research has documented that?

    Research: Organic food NO better than ordinary Food

    Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine said consumers were paying higher prices for organic food because of its perceived health benefits, creating a global organic market worth an estimated $48 billion in 2007. Organic food is no healthier, study finds | Reuters

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    There's ton of information on herbicides/pesticides/insecticides/etc
    in food and disease. Do some looking around.

    Here is an article from Dr. Mercola that I stumbled across
    today.

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    [QUOTE=sosc;2398987]There's ton of information on herbicides/pesticides/insecticides/etc
    in food and disease.
    sosc,

    Tons of Information

    Now there a cliche! "A phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought."

    Quote Originally Posted by sosc View Post
    Do some looking around.
    Doing your work for you.

    Evidently, you couldn't find anything or you were to lazy to look. So, you now want to "delegate" your work back to me.

    Your an idiot, no matter how you spin this.

    Quote Originally Posted by sosc View Post
    Here is an article from Dr. Mercola that I stumbled across today.
    Stumbled

    Rathre than stumbing around lost on the internet, research this.

    I am not sure which is worse ignorance or laziness.

    NO Research

    I specicially requested RESEARCH to support your point. There no references to this to support it.

    Mercola An UNRELIABLE Source

    1) Mercola is a doctor. Doctor's deal with disease, NOT nutrition. That means they have very little formal eduction in nutrition (6 hours in college at most).

    2) Mercola does NOT write his own articles. He "rubber stamps" his name on others, a "ghost writer's" work.

    3) Mercola's ethics are questionalble. "Mercola has also received three warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for violations of U.S. marketing laws." Joseph Mercola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    One of Mercola's goals is to save you by selling your his "organic" foods.

    4) Mercola's revolutionary "Sprint 8" program belongs to Phil Campbell (Exercise Physiologist) book-Ready, Set, Go. A book with research/references.

    Anyone who openly rubber stamps their name on other work cannot be trusted.

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    First of all the article you originally posted does not even make any
    statements in regards to hazard or disease. It says that the foods
    do not differ nutritionally.

    If you believe that all those chemicals that are meant to kill
    insects and such have no effect on your body, then I think that your
    logic is as good as your attitude.

    I'm certainly not interested in supplying you with any of my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sosc View Post
    I'm certainly not interested in supplying you with any of my time.
    In other word, you have no research to back you up.

    Glad we cleared that up.

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