Dear Joyous Readers, The Environmental Working Group has just released the updated "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen™" for 2014. You can download the poster below or watch the video.
What is the Dirty Dozen?
List of fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticides detected relative to other produce tested. They include:
Apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas and potatoes.
Of special note, according to EWG:
What is the Clean Fifteen™?
List of 15 fruits and vegetables that have the lowest level of detectable pesticides. They include:
Avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwis, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower and sweet potatoes.
Notable findings from EWG:
Be sure to print off the poster below and keep it in your bag for when you are grocery shopping.
I encourage you to buy non-GMO foods as well. GMO foods are strictly prohibited in order for it to be certified organic or you can look for the "Non-GMO Project Verified" label on products as well. Learn from from EWG here.