People on food stamps can afford fresh vegetables!? What's next, lobster?
Kidding aside, according to WebMD if you're tight on cash you may want to avoid the luxury of less efficiently produced organic food, seeing as we've proven that vegetables are important but have yet to show the same for organic farming.
But food experts caution that while the big picture is important, you must make the decision that makes the most sense for you. If you can manage the higher price, and you like the idea of fewer pesticides and a more environmentally friendly production system, organic food may be for you. But don't skimp on healthy conventional foods just because you think you need to save your pennies for the few organic items that you can afford.
"The best thing you can do for yourself is to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and grains. And eat variety. From my perspective, it doesn't matter whether they are organic or conventional," Winter says.