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Avoiding pesticides is one obvious reason to buy organic produce, but a recent article in the Wall Street Journal notes that just because some fruits and vegetables are conventionally grown doesn't mean they are laden with scary chemicals.

When you want a crunchy apple, a succulent strawberry or a juicy peach, organic may be the way to go because these crops contain higher levels of pesticides than other conventionally grown produce. Yet, when it comes to avocados, oranges and bananas, it seems the pesticide residue may be low enough not to warrant the extra expense of buying organic. For more detailed information about smart produce shopping visit the The Environmental Working Group.