Monday, June 13, 2011

From The Environmental Working Group

EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Executive Summary

Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce.

3 comments:

mythopolis said...

I love the expression, "lower your pesticide intake substantially"....it is one of those 'modern problems' like lower your asbestos absorption by not driving the interstate during rush hour. (due to the atomization of brake linings in all the stop and go.)The Merry-Go-Round gets less merry every passing day. The clan evolved the village, begat the town, begat the city, begat the urban center, the metropolitan area, the greater metropolitan area, and now, mega-cities of 10 or more million people trying to figure out how to get through a day. We are doomed, and we did it to ourselves. I guess I'll end this rant while still on a cheery note....no joke is blacker than a 'Have A Nice Day' smiley face sticker....

Stickup Artist said...

I've been aware of the dirty dozen for a while and have acted accordingly. I buy a lot of organic berries frozen. They make excellent smoothies!

CassieSunset said...

Thank you for posting this information. I used to love eating apples, but for over a decade now I haven't been able to eat them because of the associated allergies.

It is criminal what is done to our food. So instead of introducing ZPG policies in all nations, they choose to poison our produce in order to feed the ever-increasing plague of humans. Resulting in not only more humans, but sicker humans.

Do we, as a species, really deserve to survive!

*she steps down from her box*

Anyway, have a lovely day, and thanks again :)