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When to Buy Organic: The Dirty Dozen

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

Ideally, we would always buy organic, be it produce, meat, dairy, cleaning supplies, or personal care products. However, with a large family in a recession, it’s not always possible to purchase everything organic. For that reason, you’ll find my family using homemade cleaning products to stretch our dollars further, eating less meat so that we can afford the organic brands, and being careful about our produce selections.

Here’s a look at the current “Dirty Dozen” from the Environmental Working Group.

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When to Buy Organic: The Dirty Dozen

#1 Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Just be sure those apples are organic because in 2011 it was found that even washed and peeled non-organic apples contain pesticide residue.
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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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