Five Easy Ways to Go Organic: From the NY Times

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Five easy ways to go organic, at the NY Times Well blog. The title is slightly misleading - this article really points the way to the best choices for your dollar. It can be hard to go entirely organic; prices are high, and feeding a family always means compromises.

This piece highlights five foods that are both common in our diets and also highly affected by pesticides and chemicals. We already buy organic apples and milk, two of the obvious picks, but others were surprising. Apparently a USDA test found that 81 percent of potatoes still contained pesticides after being washed and peeled.

If you're trying to move towards organic produce but are overwhelmed by the choices, check out this list - it's a good place to start.

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