Eating healthy is self defense: Organic fruits and Vegetables

I try and eat organic as often as possible, and I love fruits and vegetables; however eating organic is can be more expensive.  So, when is it okay to by non-organic fruits and vegetables? 

The Environmental Working Group has a list of fruits and vegetables that are okay to eat non-organic and others that you should always buy organic.   Sometimes referred to as the "Clean Fifteen", these are the ones eating non-organic is fine.   The so called, "Dirty Dozen" are recommended to always eat organic.   Here's the list:

The Clean Fifteen                                       

  1. Avocados                                            
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Sweet Peas
  6. Onions
  7. Aspargus
  8. Mangos
  9. Papayas
  10. Kiwi
  11. Eggplant
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Honeydew
  14. Cantoloupe
  15. Cauliflower

The Dirty Dozen

  1. Apples
  2. Celery
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Cucumbers
  5. Grapes
  6. Nectarines
  7. Peaches
  8. Potatoes
  9. Spinach
  10. Strawberries
  11. Blueberries
  12. Sweet Bell Peppers
  13. Also coming up Kale and Green Beans

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