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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?

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This list is great if you're strictly concerned with your own health, but if you also want to protect the planet and the people who are growing your food, organic is the best choice. (Did you know that workers on Costa Rican banana plantations have very high rates of testicular cancer and the ground below the trees is completely bare because nothing can grow there?)

That said, I can't afford to buy everything organic, but I buy as much locally- and sustainably- grown produce, dairy and meat as I can.

Thanks for the post!

Anonymous

03/04/2010 - 2:38pm

root vegetables are so much more likely to absorb anything put into the soil... not speaking of sprays on top...they are a different story.... this is helpful for the budget, but I will always steer towards organic...

Anonymous

03/03/2010 - 4:04am

Cheap food isn't.

Anonymous

03/02/2010 - 6:04pm

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