Organic or Non-Organic? That is the Question…

This Friday is Earth Day.  Eating local, in season foods is one of the best ways to benefit your health, help the earth and reduce your carbon footprint.  But what about organic vs. non-organic?  Is one healthier than the other?   With so much debate over whether buying organic food is in fact the best option, decisions about food choices can become confusing. Especially when we consider other factors such as food availability and budget. The dirty dozen and clean 15 help to illustrate which fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticide contamination which can help you make more informed choices when selecting your produce.  Check out the following from The David Suzuki Foundation to get the dirty dozen and clean 15 lists and to learn more about the organic food debate.

The David Suzuki Foundation:  What are the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen