Clean 15, Dirty Dozen, Big 8

From http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

Dirty Dozen (Buy these organic)

1
Apple
Apples
2
Celery
Celery
3
Strawberries
Strawberries
4
Peaches
Peaches
5
Spinach
Spinach
6
Nectarines
Nectarines
– imported
7
Grapes
Grapes – imported
8
Red Pepper
Sweet bell peppers
9
Potatoe
Potatoes
10
Blueberries
Blueberries
– domestic
11
Lettuce
Lettuce
12
Kale
Kale/collard greens
Clean 15 (Lowest in Pesticide)
1
Onions
Onions
2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn
3
Pineapple
Pineapples
4
Avocado
Avocado
5
Asparagus
Asparagus
6
Peas
Sweet peas
7
Mango
Mangoes
8
Eggplant
Eggplant
9
Cantelope
Cantaloupe
– domestic
10
Kiwi
Kiwi
11
Cabbage
Cabbage
12
Watermelon
Watermelon
13
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
14
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
15
Mushrooms
Mushrooms
 Of course, if you can pull it off, from all the expert dietitians and physicians I heard speak at the conference last week, everything organic is best, including milk, grains and meat.  The food industry doesn’t necessarily have our health in mind when they make our food.  At least, when buying organic, you have some kind of control over what we put in our bodies.
Big 8
From http://www.robynobrien.com, she reports the following 8 foods cannot be hidden in organic food:
  1. ›High Fructose Corn Syrup
  2. Artificial Colors and Dyes, Red 40, Yellow 5
  3. ›Aspartame
  4. ›Preservatives
  5. ›Artificial Growth Hormones
  6. ›Genetically Modified Ingredients
  7. ›Exceeding levels of Pesticides
  8. Finely Textured Lean Beef Trimmings (“Pink slime”)
I’ve succumbed to putting the price difference aside and am paying the premium for organic.  If we don’t have our health, what do we have?
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