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People always say, “I can’t buy organic – it’s too expensive!” However, there is a good reason for shelling out the extra cash for organic food: it’s without chemicals, fertilizers and added hormones, and so is a much better fit for our bodies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s tests have found widespread pesticide contamination on popular fruits and vegetables. Pesticides are toxic by design and they are created expressly to kill living organisms -- insects, plants and fungi that are considered pests, according to the Environmental Working Group. Many pesticides pose health dangers to people. These risks have been confirmed by independent research scientists and physicians across the world.
If you want to purchase organic but your wallet says otherwise, consider starting with organic fruits and vegetables. The Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” are the 12 worst offenders for pesticides, and are worth the investment for an organic alternative.
The “Clean 15” are the least likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues, so you can save your cash and skip the splurge.
Check out the list below, and go organic when it counts!
Sweet bell peppers
Sweet peas (frozen)
For more information from the Environmental Working Group, visit www.ewg.org/foodnews.
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Number to Know
67: At least one pesticide was found on 67 percent of the samples analyzed for the Environmental Working Group’s Shopper’s Guide. Eleven percent of those samples had five or more different pesticide residues.
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