Organic refers to the way food is grown. Organic agriculture farms and their products must meet guidelines that are verified by a USDA-approved independent agency. For fruits and vegetables to be labeled as organic, for the most part, they must be grown without the use of synthetic fertizliers, pesticides and sewage sludge. They cannot be genetically modified or use irradiation. If products contain the USDA Organic seal, it means that 95 to 100 percent of its ingredients are organic.
To avoid excessive amounts of toxins, it’s best to always try to purchase organic products. With the understanding that organic products are more costly, the chart below lists produce that has the most chemicals and also shows the ones that have the least amount of contamination. Use this when shopping to help make the best, most safest choices for you and your family.