Clean 15 & Dirty Dozen 2013


The Environmental Working Group just released the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” list!  Print it out to take to the grocery store with you!  Going Green is the way to go.  It is best for our health and the health of the planet but, lets face it, buying everything organically is a pipe dream!   It’s not easy on the wallet to buy organic avocados at $3.00 each!  The “Clean 15” are the safest conventionally grown crops and the “Dirty Dozen” are the foods with the highest pesticide load.   I would be a little cautious of the sweet corn on the “Clean 15” list given that most corn is GMO.

Clean 15:

  1. Onions
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapple
  4. Avocado
  5. Cabbage
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Mango
  9. Eggplant
  10. Kiwi
  11. Cantaloupe (domestic)
  12. Sweet Potato
  13. Grapefruit
  14. Papaya
  15. Mushrooms

Dirty Dozen:

  1. Apples
  2. Strawberries
  3. Grapes
  4. Celery
  5. Peaches
  6. Spinach
  7. Sweet Bell Peppers
  8. Nectarines
  9. Cucumbers
  10. Potatoes
  11. Cherry Tomatoes
  12. Hot Peppers

~Newly labeled “highly toxic” foods include Kale/Collard Greens and Summer Squash~

To read more, visit the EWG website

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