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In a perfect world, all of our food sources would be organic.

Our meat, fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables would all be sourced would be sourced locally, seasonally, and without human intervention.

Obviously this in not possible for most of us living in modern global cities, and the cost we have paid through demand for constant supply low cost of goods – has been that some pretty nasty pesticides, herbicides, and environmental pollutants are often used.

The cost of organic products can be significantly higher than that of non-organic, and so we have a dilemma of knowing that food quality matters, but being fiscally restricted from choosing organic (most of the time)

So the advice we share is to allocate your food budget to purchasing the organic products that matter, and purchasing non-organic when it doesn’t matter. Not all foods absorb the environmental chemicals used in agricultural production the same, with certain fruits and vegetables being very permeable, and others are not.

Environmental Working Group (EWG) do some amazing research and education. Some of their most practical works is the annual “Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen”

Clean Fifteen: The fruits and vegetables containing the least amount of toxins

Dirty Dozen: The fruits and vegetables containing the highest amount of toxins.

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