By now, we all know there’s a benefit to buying some stuff organic. But these days you’re faced with the option of getting everything organic– from fruits and veggies to mattresses and clothing. You want to do right by your body, without a doubt, but going the all-natural route all at once can be pricey.
Each year the Environmental Working Group releases its annual dirty dozen list — a list of foods that you should always, whenever possible, buy organic. The group analyzes Department of Agriculture data about pesticide residue and ranks foods based on how much or little pesticide residue they have. The group has estimated that individuals can reduce their exposure by 80% if they switch to organic when buying those 12 foods.