Thursday, January 16, 2014

good to know

while i was pregnant, {and especially now that i'm nursing} we began to look most closely at what we eat.  to sum up the research i did: the drive these days to increase efficiencies on all fronts has led to some pretty serious side effects for our food.  we certainly can't afford to eat all organic, but we do make sure to select those items for which we get the most delicious bang for our buck. 

the environmental working group published this great chart to help determine which fruits/ veggies are best to buy organic, and which are ok to eat when grown conventionally.  i have found this to be super helpful and i hope you do as well. 

this list covers the infamous "dirty dozen" with a few extras...as explained on the site: "For the second year, we have expanded the Dirty Dozen™ with a Plus category to highlight two crops – domestically-grown summer squash and leafy greens, specifically kale and collards. These crops did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen™ criteria but were commonly contaminated with pesticides exceptionally toxic to the nervous system."  Source: Environmental Working Group

do you eat organic?  why/ why not? 


  1. so great, i love checking out what EWG says!! i really try to buy as much as organic as i can! but gosh, sometimes the price is ca-ra-zy, yes? i always buy organic meats and eggs, i feel like. and aaaall my baby stuff, for sure!

  2. Very interesting! Need to do more research. You do special washes on your produce too don't you? Would love to know how much spray pesticides can still affect
    Food once food is washed. Now that I'm prego I try to only do organic milk and wash all of my produce. When we cool beef at home (not a big fan of chicken) we try to go organic and def will choose hormone-free organic meats for the kiddo. I'm also becoming more concious of humanely raised animal products.

    1. hey girl! yes, i make a wash with castile soap and baking soda for produce...check out this post: http://stephieandjordan.blogspot.com/2013/10/green-veggie-wash.html


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