Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

The 2010 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 Lists are out, published by the Environmental Working Group through FoodNews.org.

The produce on the Dirty Dozen is most contaminated by pesticides - and what you should be willing to shell more out for organic. Because you're eating those chemicals, you know. The Clean 15 are the lowest in pesticides.

The Dirty Dozen:

  1. Celery
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Blueberries
  6. Nectarines
  7. Bell Peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Kale
  10. Cherries
  11. Potatoes
  12. Grapes (Imported)

The Clean 15:

  1. Onions
  2. Avacado
  3. Sweet Corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mangos
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Asparagus
  8. Kiwi
  9. Cabbage
  10. Cantaloupe
  11. Watermelon
  12. Grapefruit
  13. Sweet Potato
  14. Honeydew Melon
Though really, the best choice is locally produced food...and/or organic. We need sustainable agriculture, and at the very least, organic agriculture. Vote with your fork! Change the way food is brought to your table.

From China, Chile, and California...? Or from your state, from your farmers. Join the fight!


Lyndi said...

I'm fighting! My CSA starts tomorrow!!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for the info! Also, we are joining a CSA this year, too!!

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Jennifer said...

It's me!! Long time, no talk!! I haven't read your blog in ages, but I'm glad I rediscovered it because I love reading it! Sounds like all is well and wonderful! I would love to see you again one of these days/weeks/months!