Updated for 2018, here’s what produce to buy organic! It’s not always feasible to buy everything organic, and that’s why I am sharing this list to help you prioritize.
What Produce to Buy Organic
Dirty Dozen 2018*
These are the top twelve conventionally-grown crops that have the most chemical pesticide residue when purchased. Choosing organic instead will avoid those unwanted chemicals.
- Sweet Bell Peppers (+ Hot Peppers)
Common High-Risk GMO Crops**
Some GMO crops have been altered to produce chemical pesticides IN the plant itself (rather than being sprayed). To avoid this, as well as the high amounts of herbicides used on most GMO crops, it is recommended to buy organic instead.
- Corn (except popcorn)
- Sugar Beet
- Zucchini/Yellow Summer Squash
(**Sourced from Non-GMO Project.)
What are your thoughts on when to choose organic?