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When to buy organic food

Organic food as a rule costs more than conventional food, but is it worth the extra money? "We want consumers to appreciate that by buying organic food, they are helping to support farming methods for plants and animals that are healthier for the earth's soil and water supply in the long run," said Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., executive director of Consumer Reports' Food Safety and Sustainability Center. Here's our take on which organic choices will provide the most immediate benefit and why.Fruit and vegetablesPriority level: High. Why: To avoid long-term exposure to pesticide residues.Rinsing conventional fruit and vegetables doesn't effectively reduce pesticide residues that are left behind. But organic produce isn't treated with synthetic fertilizers or most synthetic pesticides.PoultryPriority level: Medium to high.Why: To discourage the routine use of antibiotics and questionable feed.Organic poultry is raised almost always without the routine use of antibiotics. The widespread use of ...

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  12. Reforming The Factory Farm Industry

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