Buy Organic – Don’t Eat the “Dirty Dozen”Posted: June 23, 2011
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!