Browsing Archive: July, 2015

THE DIRTY 'DOZEN'

Posted by Maria Lennartz on Thursday, July 16, 2015,


You've probably heard that the fresh fruits and vegetables in your local supermarket might be tainted by pesticides. A nonprofit organization call the Environmental Working Group looked at 51,000 pesticide tests for 53 popular fruits and vegetables and then ranked them based on how much and how many different pesticides were found. The Dirty Dozen is their list of the 12 foods shown to have the highest levels.

Whenever possible, buy the organic versions of these 12 fruits and vegetables.

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The Clean 'Fifteen'

Posted by Maria Lennartz on Wednesday, July 8, 2015,


You know you should eat more fruits and vegetables.  You probably don’t go a day without hearing or reading a news report about some newly discovered health benefit. But, you also hear an occasional report about the high levels of pesticides used on the produce in your local supermarket.

Buying organic fruits and vegetables is one way to avoid the pesticide problem. But now you run into two more problems: high cost, and lack of availability in some areas.

Fortunately, some farm produc...


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