I used to buy as much organic as I could, until I did more research into the subject. What I found is a lot of what’s in the link you listed here. I think it is great to have the choice to buy organic or conventional, but my concern is that people will consume less fruits/veggies overall if they feel ONLY organic is good (either because they can’t afford as much organic produce, or they don’t live somewhere where the choice for organic exists and are too afraid to buy conventional).
Here are some other interesting articles if you want to do more research for yourself!
Why the EPA Dirty Dozen list is not scientifically based: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3135239/
Great website (that is not funded by any industry, conventional or organic) about why conventional foods are safe, including a nice pesticide calculator: http://safefruitsandveggies.com/
And lastly, a wonderful blog by an agricultural scientist. This is just one post, but he has many that really make you think: http://appliedmythology.blogspot.com/2014/01/why-you-probably-dont-know-that.html
I say whatever you decide, do your own research and don’t let advertising and peer pressure make the decision for you!
I love your advice! Thanks for sharing the other articles as well!
Wow- this is really interesting. I have recently cut back as well on the amount of organic foods that I buy. Mostly because it’s just too expensive, so this article makes me feel better. 🙂