Written By: The Green Crunchy Mother
After doing some research, I found out that the fruits and vegetables that are displayed at my local grocery store may be covered with the following:
– bug killers,
– and other toxins.
Research conducted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration found detectable pesticide residues on 68 percent of food samples. As a mother with young children, it is important for me to eat as clean as possible. With the rising cost of food nowadays, it is not always possible and realistic to purchase everything organic. Organic food can be expensive and not affordable for most.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put together a list of fruits and vegetables that they believe should be purchased organic whenever possible. I have put together a list of “The Dirty Dozen” and “The Clean Fifteen”.
The Dirty Dozen (purchase these organic where possible):
3. Sweet bell peppers
6. Nectarines – imported
11. Blueberries – domestic
The Clean Fifteen (ok to purchase nonorganic):
2. Sweet Corn
6. Sweet Peas
11. Cantaloupe – domestic
12. Sweet Potatoes13. Grapefruit
What are your thoughts and opinions? Do you purchase organic produce?