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Trying to save money? 15 foods you don’t need to buy organic

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., March 2, 2010 - 10:45am

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Brierley asks: Do you buy organic? What foods do you think it's worth to save on and which do you spend more on for organic?


Since corn is one of the top Genetically Modified Foods grown...I would want to buy that organic, unless they start labeling.


02/26/2012 - 5:05pm

Organic does have an environmental down side - more land is required to farm organic, which increases total land use and agricultural sprawl. This is a smart approach - buy organic when health risks are more likely.


02/26/2012 - 6:05pm

I would love to buy organic all the time but we are a big growing family and we cannot afford it.Certain items such as leafy veggies and "soft"fruits I will splurg on organic otherwise I rinse everything else in a solution of apple cider vineger and warm water and then rinse clear....hope one day everyone can afford to eat healthy pure foods....


02/26/2012 - 7:08pm

With a limited food budget, I do buy organic apples and greens

since the cantelope scare last summer, I dont buy any at all. my regular grocery store evens warns to clean cantelopes with a scrub brush to get in all the little ridges. that is way too much trouble, so I dont even bother. the only way I will buy them this season is at the local farmers market


02/26/2012 - 7:24pm

I was under the impression that anything underground or right on the surface was most likely to have pestiside, especially run-off. A little surprised that sweet potatoes would be recommended to be a conventional buy.


02/29/2012 - 9:55am

milk and meat


02/29/2012 - 10:54am

What about "tomatoes" - organic or not organic??


03/10/2012 - 8:37pm

My first day at the organic store and I have to say organic is super expensive. spent 279.00 and only got fruits and veggies....any suggestions?


03/13/2012 - 7:08pm

lettuce. peppers. apples. bananas. lemons. grapes.


03/22/2013 - 5:49am

I buy almost 100% organic.My reason?
1) I try to avoid bringing pesticides into my home.
2) Cleaning/washing organic food takes a lot less time and uses much less water because I feel that any food exposed to pesticides requires much more careful and time-consuming cleaning.
3) I don't know what foods grown in foreign countries are exposed to
4) It is much better for the soil if pesticides are not used.
5) I avoid GMO foods by buying organic.
6) I want to support the organic movement


06/22/2013 - 11:36pm

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