There is so much information going around about organic, conventional and GMO produce that sometimes it can get a little bit overwhelming. Ideally, we will just buy and eat organic fruits and veggies, but that can get very expensive.
If your pocket doesn’t allow you to buy everything organic, then just follow these simple rules:
– Everything you don’t peel —> buy ORGANIC
– Everything you peel —> buy CONVENTIONALLY GROWN
– Never —> buy GMO
Here is a list with some examples of foods you can buy conventionally grown and some you should always buy organic:
On the other hand, you should never buy GMOs. Why? Because these are Genetically modified which means that they have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by generic engineering techniques. GMOs are unhealthy, they contaminate our planet and increase herbicide use which harm the environment.
So when you are at the grocery store, how can you tell which fruits/veggies are produced, which are conventional and which are GMOs?
I found a great graphic at foolishfire.com that explains how you can easily identify these:
So be smart, and think twice while picking your produce!