Tomorrow is Food Day, a celebration across the nation focusing on more healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Created by the CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest), Food Day highlights issues like hunger, conditions of agricultural workers, animal welfare, nutrition and agricultural policy, The aim is to find ways to strengthen the food movement so that food policies in the U.S. can be improved. In Austin there are several events going on to celebrate Food Day. Take a look at the link to find more details.
In honor of Food Day, we decided to highlight the list that everyone should have at their fingertips--the top 12 produce items that you should buy organic and 15 that can be purchased conventionally. I was surprised by some of the items on each list. This information comes from Prevention Magazine which includes specifics about why some foods are naturally "clean" and why others are not.
Buy Organic: celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, kale, cherries, potatoes and imported grapes.
Buy Conventional: onions, avocados, sweet corn, pineapple, mangos, sweet peas, asparagus, kiwi, cabbage, eggplant, cantaloupe, watermelon, grapefruit, sweet potatoes and honeydew melon. (Cathy)