Organic vs Not - Dollar Cost Averaging Approach - Page 2
Everyone has an opinion, so I thought I would include Monsanto. Dr. Daniel Goldstein, Senior Science Fellow and Lead, Medical Sciences Outreach, says "there is no convincing data to suggest that pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables cause harm to health." He points out that even though the risks may be low, Monsanto is developing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs which create pest resistant plants and Genetically Modified (GM) plants which allow for better choice of herbicides.
There is also the issue of whether it is better for you or better for the planet to buy organic produce. Organic produce that is not locally grown has a greater carbon footprint because of the distance it is trucked so that probably is not a good investment.
More important than the organic label is that you buy sufficient fruits and vegetables that half the dinner plate is filled with them.