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Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Good & The Bad Top 12

The Environmental Working Group has produced a wallet size Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce that you can download from the site. You'll also find the latest on pesticides. In light of the recent E.Coli breakout, it may be time for a refresher on the good & the bad, so it doesn't get ugly. Stay Clean and Green /m
Here's their re-cap...

LOWEST LEVELS of pesticides:
These 12 popular fresh fruits and vegetables consistently have the lowest levels of pesticides.

• Asparagus
• Avocados
• Bananas
• Broccoli
• Cabbage
• Corn (sweet - frozen)
• Kiwi
• Mango
• Onions
• Papaya
• Pineapples
• Peas (sweet)

HIGHEST LEVELS of pesticides:
12 popular fresh fruits and vegetables that are consistently the most contaminated with pesticides — BUY THESE ORGANIC whenever possible.
• Apples
• Bell Peppers
• Celery
• Cherries
• Grapes (imported)
• Nectarines
• Peaches
• Pears
• Potatoes
• Lettuce
• Spinach
• Strawberries


Anonymous The Artist said...

Am buying all my fruit and veg at the organic markets now or growing it myself.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

Way to go. There's nothing better than growing your own...just-picked tastes so wonderfully fresh...and it's so rewarding.
Thanks for commenting. /g

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I had never heard of this list before today, and somebody showed it to me THIS MORNING when we were having a conversation about bananas.


3:46 PM  

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