Thursday, December 13, 2012
Avoiding Pesticides-the Dirty Dozen
If you're like me, you try to buy as much organic food as possible. But that gets so expensive! How do you "go organic" on a budget? One way is to shop by the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list. Each year, the EWG puts out a list of those foods which are most likely to contain pesticides. They call this list, their "Dirty Dozen". To go along with it, they also list the "Clean Fifteen", which are least likely to have pesticides. According to the EWG, the average consumer can reduce their exposure of pesticides up to 90% simply by going organic for the Dozen.
This year's list:
Sweet Bell Peppers
Spinach, Kale & Collard Greens
For the full article, please visit www.ewg.org/foodnews