Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Environmental Working Group and the "Dirty Dozen"

According to Environmental Working Group, a fabulous nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public on environmental safety issues, the public should be aware of and avoid the "dirty dozen" foods.  The Dirty Dozen are 12 conventionally grown (AKA - not organic) foods that have the most pesticide residues.  Pesticides on foods have been linked to neurological problems in humans.  Unfortunately, the organic versions of these pesticide laden foods are more expensive and often unavailable.  One simple solution to this problem - avoid the "Dirty Dozen" if you can't buy the organic versions and stick to the "Clean 15" because they have the least amount of pesticides or none at all!  You can find the shopping guide that lists "The Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15" by clicking this link: http://www.foodnews.org/sneak/ or glance below.
EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides Bag Tag

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