2019 Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen Report

If you’re still on the edge wondering if you should choose organic, now is the time to do it! As farming industries get more polluted and compromised it’s crucial that as a consumer, you take necessary steps to ensure our food stays clean and free of toxic pesticides. Before I became a parent, I didn’t work as hard in making sure that I buy as much organic food as possible. Organic products were quite expensive years ago, but as people start to realize the health and environmental benefits of organic products, prices have become more competitive and organic food is easier to find. Now, I read every label, every ingredients list, and buy as much organic and locally produced products as possible. That old saying of you are what you eat? Well, that pretty much holds true when it comes to our bodies and our health.

Each year, The Environmental Working Group (https://www.ewg.org/) analyzes and collects scientific data on the dirtiest produce in the US. Some of the produce listed are things that I buy regularly for my family. If you compare last year’s with this year’s, you’ll notice that not much has changed, and that’s a sad fact considering we are supposed to make our food industry better and healthier. But if we all do our part – whether big or small – we can help change the farming industry and how food is grown and treated. See below for the Dirty Dozen, Clean Fifteen list by EWG (https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/full-list.php)

EWG 2019 Dirty Dozen list (in order of most pesticide residue found):

1 – STRAWBERRIES

2- SPINACH

3- KALE

4- NECTARINE

5- APPLES

6- GRAPES

7- PEACHES

8- CHERRIES

9- PEARS

10- TOMATOES

11- CELERY

12- POTATOES

EWG 2019 Clean Fifteen (in order of least pesticide residue found):

1- AVOCADO

2- SWEET CORN

3- PINEAPPLE

4- SWEET PEAS FROZEN

5- ONION

6- PAPAYA

7- EGGPLANT

8- ASPARAGUS

9- KIWI

10- CABBAGE

11- CAULIFLOWER

12- CANTALOUPE

13- BROCCOLI

14- MUSHROOMS

15- HONEYDEW MELON

* For a printable guide, click on this PDF format:

EWG_FNGuide-2019_Print_C01

 

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