Organic Food Great Falls MT

A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shed some light on the topic. The study analyzed conventionally and organically grown apples, peaches, pears, strawberries and celery. Seems that organic really is the way to go.

2 J's Produce
(406) 761-0134
105 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT

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The Root and The Leaf
(406) 268-9500
21 2nd St S
Great Falls, MT

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Mountain Valley Foods
(406) 756-1422
25 Commons Way
Kalispell, MT
 
Good Food Store
1600 S 3rd St W
Missoula, MT
 
Naturally Good Things
(406) 293-6771
313 California Ave
Libby, MT

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(406) 761-0134
105 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT
 
Third Street Market
(406) 862-5054
244 Spokane Ave
Whitefish, MT

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Mother Nature's Health Market
344 S State Route 291
Liberty, MT
 
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(406) 363-1626
910 N 1st St
Hamilton, MT

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109 Cooperative Way Ste 101
Kalispell, MT
 
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Does it really contain fewer pesticides?

We’ve all been told to buy organic fruit and vegetables at the supermarket, if we want to avoid pesticides. However there has always been the looming question: Does organically grown produce really contain fewer pesticides compared to conventionally grown crops?

When I’m spending $2 or sometimes $3 more a pound, you bet I want to know.

A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shed some light on the topic. The study analyzed conventionally and organically grown apples, peaches, pears, strawberries and celery. Seems that organic really is the way to go. The USDA revealed that 73 percent of conventionally grown produce contained at least one pesticide, while only 23 percent of organically grown fruits and veggies contained residues. Overall, the study showed than 90 percent of the conventionally grown crops contained more than one pesticide residue.

Good news is the Diet Blog has released a top 10 list of fruits and veggies with the most pesticide residue:

  • Strawberries
  • Bell peppers and spinach
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Green beans
  • Grapes

This is a great list to keep handy the next time you’re at the grocery store. I know organic is expensive, but it’s better than eating pesticides. If you can afford it, do so – put the above items in your organic shopping cart.

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