Do looks matter? Why am I asking you this? Because as I was compiling this list of food below, it got me to thinking about this: I think that it is often not even the price that makes us avoid organics but the look. Sometimes the foods not treated with pesticides look so, let’s say, homely. They are not perfectly shiny, even colored and spotless. We all know that our society is obsessed with the physical appearance of people but it is also true for our food? I am not simply talking about how food is styled but the more natural look of foods.
What are your thoughts? Do you not purchase some organic foods because of their appearance?
Next topic: What are the most important foods to buy organic, in order to minimize your exposure to toxic pesticides? The daily green tells us:
The Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Foods to Eat Organic:
Coffee—and you should look for the fair trade label
Sweet Bell Peppers
Potatoes* (just removed off this dirty dozen but so new that these folks keep on the list)
Tomatoes** just removed off this dirty dozen but so new that these folks keep on the list)
Funny part is their article says dirty dozen but there are 15 on the list....should I let them know?
The Clean 15: Foods You Don't Have to Buy Organic
What other ones have you seen recommended for either list?