Organic Produce Is Expensive - How Best To Spend Your $

I do advocate buying organic produce when and if you can, but as a doctor once said to me, "it is better to eat conventional produce, than to eat no produce at all."

That said, I seek to lower our exposure to pesticides by buying organic when I can - but I do some picking and choosing about what I buy organic when the prices are high, and if organics are unavailable, I use the Environmental Working Group's great guide.  The guide lists the pesticide residue of 47 fruits and veggies - so when you're shopping you'll know which produce to buy organic, and which conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables are okay if organic isn't available.  You can even download it to your iPhone.