Each year the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting public health and the environment, puts out a list called the “Dirty Dozen”.
What is this list? It is a list of the most chemically-treated fruits and vegetables.
EWG research “has found that the people who eat the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables consume an average of 10 pesticides a day. Those who eat the 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown fruits and vegetables ingest fewer than 2 pesticides daily.”
In case you are shopping and can’t remember what is on the list, the basic rule of thumb is this: buy organic fruits or vegetables that have nothing to be peeled off before eating. Read more »