EWG's 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Which New Fruit Made It To The List?
The annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70 percent of samples of 48 non-organic types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues.
The 2017 Dirty Dozen list is a great remind that we still have a long way to go when it comes to our current food system!
Some shocking facts & key findings:
- A single strawberry sample tested positive for 20 different pesticide residues
- Spinach has more pesticide residue by weight than all other produce with three- fourths of the samples tested contaminated with a neurotoxic bug killer
- Pears are the newest kid on the block to join the dirty dozen
- Avocados and sweet corn were the cleanest: only 1 percent of samples showed any detectable pesticides
- More than 80 percent of pineapples, papayas, asparagus, onions and cabbage had no pesticide residues
- No single fruit sample from the Clean Fifteen tested positive for more than four types of pesticides
The 2017 Dirty Dozen List & Clean 15 List
EWG’s Dirty Dozen
- Sweet Bell Peppers
EWG’s Clean 15
The Clean 15 list includes produce that is least likely to be contaminated by pesticides. Here’s the 2015 Clean 15 List:
- Sweet corn
- Frozen Sweet Peas
If you’re interested in this topic, you should join us for our upcoming Detox & Cleanse Workshop where we will be sharing:
- 5 Expert Interviews
- 5 Inspiring Documentaries
- Live Q&A with James & Laurentine
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