Trying to decide when to buy organic and when to pass along to the less expensive conventional produce? The Environmental Working Group compiled U.S. government data into these helpful lists: dirty dozen and clean 15. The testing procedure includes washing the lists are based on what is left.
Carrots were my gateway to organic produce ... I discovered they taste so much better than regular carrots that I decided it was well worth the price (and on the dirty list to boot!). I also buy a fair number of organic apples - I am in apple country so they're easy to get from local farmers. I also frequently buy organic onions which are the least dirty but are comparable priced to conventional onions at my local market. What do you always buy organic?