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One of the major myths of going green is that you have to buy all organic fruits and vegetables. It's not true—and sometimes it's just not always possible. Still, Sophie says there are a few items you want to buy organic as often as you can "because they're the most heavily sprayed."

Look for organic raisins, potatoes, green beans, cucumbers and strawberries. Can't find them organically? Make your own veggie spray with grapefruit seed extract—found at your local health food store—to help wash away any chemicals that could be on your fruit. Rinsing simply isn't enough. "All you do is spray it on the vegetables, leave it for 5 or 10 minutes and rinse them off, and you've got rid of a lot of pesticide residue," Sophie says.

Make Sophie's veggie spray.

If you want to make a change but can't find what you need at your local store, speak up! "We as women, we are powerful. We have a voice," Sophie says. "Go to the manager and say to him, 'I want to see more organic here.'"

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FROM: Oprah's Earth Day Event
Published on January 01, 2006

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