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Organic or Not?

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Organic or Not?

  1. 1. Food: Buy Organic or Not?Office of Health Education and Promotion University of New Hampshire (603) 862-3823 www.unh.edu/health-services
  2. 2. BUY ORGANIC
  3. 3. Buy Organic… Foods most susceptible to pesticidesPeaches Strawberries Apples Although some pesticides are safe, they are still toxic Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  4. 4. Buy Organic…Foods most susceptible to pesticidesCucumbers Sweet Bell Peppers Celery Buy organic or not, you should always wash produce Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  5. 5. Buy Organic… Foods most susceptible to pesticides Nectarines Grapes Blueberries Reduce pesticide residues, dirt, and bacteria with a good washing Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  6. 6. Buy Organic… Foods most susceptible to pesticides GreenCucumbers BeansSweet Bell Peppers Celery Take caution not to cross-contaminate foods Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  7. 7. Buy Organic… Foods likely to have added hormonesPotatoes Milk Kale Spinach Avoid antibiotic and hormone growth, buy these foods in organic form Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  8. 8. Buy Organic… Foods likely to have added hormonesPeanut Butter Lettuce Beef Avoid added hormones and unwantedchemicals, buy these foods in organic form Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  9. 9. BUY NON-ORGANIC
  10. 10. Buy Non-Organic… Foods with the least pesticides Bananas Mangoes Papaya Thick peels protect the inside of the fruit from pesticides Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  11. 11. Buy Non-Organic… Foods with the least pesticides Watermelon Cantaloupe Pineapples Thick peels protect the inside of the fruit from pesticides Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  12. 12. Buy Non-Organic… Foods with the least pesticides Grapefruit Kiwi Avocados Thick peels protect the inside of the fruit from pesticides Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  13. 13. Buy Non-Organic… Foods with high nutrients Cabbage Eggplant Broccoli These nutrients outweigh any potential pesticide exposure Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  14. 14. Buy Non-Organic… Foods with high nutrientsAsparagus Mushrooms Sweet Peas These nutrients outweigh any potential pesticide exposure Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  15. 15. Buy Non-Organic… Foods that have an outer layer Onions Sweet Potatoes Corn You can peel away bacteria and germs (Still give them a good wash before eating) Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  16. 16. Organic Terminology• “100% Organic” – No synthetic ingredients. Has organic seal.• “Organic” – Minimum of 95% organic ingredients. Hasorganic seal. Meat, eggs, poultry and dairy must come fromanimals that have not been exposed to growth hormones orantibiotics.• “Made with Organic Ingredients” – Item contains at least70% organic ingredients. No organic seal. Bhargava, H. (2011). Organic Foods Slideshow: To Buy or Not to Buy Organic. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/ss/slideshow-to-buy-or-not-to-buy-organic
  17. 17. Can’t Afford or Find Organic? “It is a better choice to eat fruits and vegetables than to avoid fruits and vegetables because you can’t find or afford to buy organic.” •Suzanne Sonneborn UNH Nutrition Educator, Health Services
  18. 18. Download the Dirty Dozen Guide App!http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/guide/

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