I admit- grocery store organic red bell peppers cause me to pause (when oh when will my farmers market be back?).
Edible Portland has pointed to a printable guide of produce that shows the results of pesticide testing, listing clean and dirty produce if you want to choose according to levels of pesticide residues on your food.
I do get those money insecurity twinges that almost make me want to print out and use this card. But my fear of ecological damage, and wanting my food dollars to register as a vote somewhere is what makes me consider my food purchases to be a tithe.
And I have to admit, I don’t trust the pesticide testing until I can see their statistics.