Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Central New Jersey

Dangerous Dozen

Jun 30, 2019 02:00AM

Produce to Avoid

The 2019 Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce (Tinyurl.com/ DirtyDozen-Clean15List) highlights increased pesticide use on up to 70 percent of conventionally grown U.S. produce. Several different types of pesticide, insecticide and fungicide residues are present on many fruits and vegetables. The Dirty Dozen list includes strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes. The clean 15 list includes avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, frozen sweet peas, onions, papayas, eggplant, asparagus, kiwi, cabbage, cauliflower, cantaloupes, broccoli, mushrooms and honeydew melon. The EWG advises that eating organic produce, especially for pregnant and nursing mothers and young children, should be a national priority.

 

AccuArt/Shutterstock.com

Upcoming Events Near You
Free Digital Magazine Subscription
COVID-19 Guidelines From the CDC
Read The Full Digital Issue Here!

 

Learn More About Natural Awakenings
Cool Solution
Follow Us On Facebook
2020 Editorial Calendar