Myth: You Should Have More Organic Foods In Your Diet
Truth: There’s no objective evidence to show that organic foods are inherently better for you than other foods. You can grow them with no synthetic pesticides or other non-organic means. However, that doesn’t mean that they’re more nutritious in any way. You’ll not get more vitamin C from an organic orange than an orange grown with conventional farming practices.
It’s not even evident if lowering pesticide residue on foods has any impact on human health whatsoever. Of course, that can be difficult to measure, but there have been no serious health impacts from eating foods raised using pesticides, as long as they’re washed first. So if you feel like you need to save money by not going organic, then don’t feel guilty about it.