Do I Have to Buy Organic Produce?

Inside: Wondering whether you should buy organic fruits and vegetables for your family? Here are the facts, so you can feel good about your choices.

Key Takeaways

  • The most important thing to do is feed your family lots of fruits and vegetables, whether they’re organic or not.
  • There’s not a big difference between organic and conventional produce when it comes to nutrition.
  • The science behind the Dirty Dozen list deserves some scrutiny.

Ever stood in the aisle of the grocery store looking back and forth between the organic apples and the conventional ones?

You wonder whether you should spend the extra dollar per pound–and weigh worries about pesticides against worries about your budget.

Whether to buy organic food is a fraught topic for many moms.

The issue is often presented in black and white terms—healthy or unhealthy, safe or toxic. But that’s just not the case.

So if you’ve ever stood in the aisles of the grocery store, wondering what to do, here are answers to some of your biggest questions.

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