The Dirty List

Have you heard of the Dirty Dozen??? What is the Dirty Dozen???BeetsThe Dirty Dozen is an annual list put out by thedailygreen.com that lists the top dirtiest foods. What do I mean by dirty? I mean covered in pesticides. Personally, I do not like consuming food soaked in stuff that is meant to kill bugs, but if you don’t care … more power to ya. I’m not here to convert the masses … I’m just here to spread some knowledge.

Check out the full article here for the low-down on these dirty offenders.

At the end of the list, it gives you The Clean 15:

(the following taken directly from The New Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods to Eat Organic. By Dan Shapley)

If the cost of buying all organic isn’t within your budget, fear not. Check  out The Daily Green’s list of fruit  and vegetables so clean of pesticides you don’t have to buy organic. (Of  course, buying organic is always a good choice for the health of farms and farm  workers, regardless of the residue left on the end product.) The feature also  includes tips for buying, cleaning, storing and using each fruit and vegetable – as well as delicious recipes! Here’s a look at the Environmental Working Group’s  2011 Clean 15 list:

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

I keep a copy of the list in my purse for when I go grocery shopping … just so I don’t forget who is on which list. Good luck! And happy organic exploring to you all!

Until next time, I send you peace, love, and good energy.

~Sharon

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