Buy Organic – Don’t Eat the “Dirty Dozen”

The EWG (Environmental Working Group) has published its annual list of the “Dirty Dozen” – the foods most likely to contain pesticides if not farmed organically.  This list is scary, because shiny, hard surfaced things like apples are in the list.  They also have a list of the cleanest foods, and they say switching from Dirty to Clean will eliminate 92% of the chemicals you consume in fruits and vegetables.  Of course if you are lucky enough to live close to a farmer’s market, or even a whole foods, you can easily get organic substitutes.  I’ve become a convert in the past year, and I really think there is a qualitative difference too, not just safety!

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One Comment on “Buy Organic – Don’t Eat the “Dirty Dozen””

  1. Marni says:

    If you shop Sprouts and buy what’s on sale, organic prices are comparable to regular fruit/veggie prices. Also, Trader Joes has a fine selection of organics, especially bagged lettuce and spinach.


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