Vancouver Naturopath Article of the Week
There’s the produce section and then there is the organic produce section. They include many of the same fruits and vegetables, so which section do you buy from? While the movement to exclude certain pesticides has started across the board (even in farms that are not certified organic) there are some foods that absorb these chemicals differently. Natural Society published, here, what they call the “Dirty Dozen” – with two new additions to become the less eloquent “Dirty Fourteen”? These are the 14 foods that score the worst on pesticide and residue test. These are the ones that may make the trip to (and the extra cost of) the organic section worth your while. They have also included a list of foods that hold on to a very small amount of chemical, if any- these ones are fine as non-organic, if you’d prefer.
Here are the worst offenders:
3. Sweet Bell Peppers
6. Nectarines (imported)
11. Blueberries (domestic)
13. Green Beans
14. Kale/Collard Greens
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