Organic produce?

It’s nearly summer, and that means some of the best produce are available at farmers markets, local fruit stands, and supermarkets. Do you buy organic? Here is a list of the best produce to purchase organically grown according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG):

• Strawberries
• Spinach
• Nectarines
• Apples
• Peaches
• Pears
• Cherries
• Celery
• Grapes
• Tomatoes
• Sweet bell peppers
• Cherry tomatoes
• Potatoes
• Cucumbers
• Lettuce

Why should you care about pesticides? The EWG points out that there is a growing consensus in the scientific community that small doses of pesticides and other chemicals can have adverse effects on health, especially during vulnerable periods such as fetal development and childhood.