The “Dirty Dozen” – The “Clean 15”


The Environmental Working Group, short EWG  analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for the most popular fresh produce items. All 48 foods are listed completely on their website, however, the one’s with fame are the “Clean 15” — The Good, and the “Dirty Dozen” –The Bad. The ugly part of the story is that all of them, I repeat , ALL  fruits and veggies are secret superfoods, potent powerhouses of energy and their only fate to be called the “Dirty Dozen” is, they have been compromised by the terrible poisoning crime we do to nature.

What the EWG suggests is that we all should know about the pesticide residue, how it harms (the body and the environment), and which fruits and veggies we should consider to buy organic. In case you have no access to organic foods, there are the “Clean 15” for rescue, improvise your meal plan!

Pesticides are toxic by design.

They are created to kill living organisms — insects, plants and fungi that are considered “pests.” In reality there is nothing “safe to humans” when it can harm and kill other lifeforms. These risks have been confirmed by independent research scientists and physicians across the world. Our intestinal flora, our immune system, our energetic electrical system, our cell communication depends on life and living energy.

As acknowledged by U.S. and international government agencies, different pesticides have been linked to a variety of health problems, including:

  • brain and nervous system toxicity
  • cancer
  • hormone disruption
  • skin, eye and lung irritation

The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Never miss out on feeling good — but let’s be smart:

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Choosing organic fruits and produce is one of the ways we can ensure we are eating clean, non-genetically modified, nutrient-dense food. Organic crops must be grown in safe soil, have no modifications, and must remain separate from conventional products. Farmers are not allowed to use synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers.

Read more about ORGANIC FOOD LABELING here….

In fact, we can reduce our pesticide exposure by up to 80% when we follow the the shopping guide from EWG.

Download the Information-at-a-glance:

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As “Thank you” to our readers, you may download the “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean 15” – all at one glance, so, when you go shopping, you know better and can tell others — follow the link to get a printable version HERE.

More and more people add more fruits and veggies to their diet, many of those feel better when consuming Organic Foods. What do you think about it? We like to hear from you.


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