Guide to pesticide exposure on produce

This is a list of conventional vegetables and which are most heavily impacted by pesticides down to those which are least impacted by pesticides. This is good information to have in the event, if you’d like to minimize exposure but save some money at the same time like I do. So basically you want to buy only organically grown produce from the top 2/3’s or so and then as you get down lower going conventional isn’t as bad. I understand we don’t all have that option, but it’s good to have the info for if there comes a time when you can afford organic.

Also remember farmers markets!! They often grow organically even if they aren’t certified and you can ask. Also eating locally grown veggies is healthier. Veggies that travel lose a lot of nutrients.

Eating as well as we can help us stay healthy in body, mind and spirit.

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  1. Thanks for posting this info. Gianna. For anyone who might be interested, a terrific little paperback book called Food Additives – A Shopper’s Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not. by Christine Hoza Farlow, D.C. They sell for $4.95, are small enough to keep in your purse, backpack or keep handy on the car visor etc. It provides useful info. on reading labels, how to identify genetically modified produce and is extremely simple to use. KISS For Health Publishing puts this and several other useful books out. Excerpts on the contents and reviews can be found @,

  2. This is of tremendous benefit. I figured some of the ones at the top would actually be there. There is a new whole foods market that opened a few miles away from me (but unfortunately in a very busy area of the city), and their organic produce is very cheap compared with other markets’ organic produce. Some of their organic produce is actually cheaper than the supermarket’s regular produce!

  3. thanks for this. i shop at whole foods (when I can afford it) and trader joe’s. but lately have not been able to afford anything organic. mango and pineapple are my favorites, happy to see they’re towards the bottom of the list! and i really need to visit our farmer’s market more often. we also have a lady that delivers local, organic veggies-I should start emailing her.

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