Dirty dozen update

 

Make mine organic: Kale is number 8 on the Environmental Working Group's updated list of produce items most likely to contain pesticides.

Make mine organic: Kale is number 8 on the Environmental Working Group's updated list of produce items most likely to contain pesticides.

The Environmental Working Group has released the latest version of their “dirty dozen” produce items most likely to be contaminated with pesticides:

 

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Bell peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Kale 
  9. Lettuce
  10. Imported grapes
  11. Carrots
  12. Pears

According to the EWG, if you eat from this dirty dozen list, you consume an average of 10 pesticides daily. That’s reason enough to pay a little extra for organic versions of these foods.

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