Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2014 Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean


Are you tired of harmful pesticides being on your food?  Not sure what to buy organic?  The EWG (Environmental Working Group) puts a list together of the dirty dozen (plus) and clean fifteen each year.  The “dirty dozen (plus)” are the fruits and vegetables you should buy organic and the “clean fifteen” are the fruits and vegetables lowest in pesticides.


You can email the EWG to get the guide as a PDF to print and put on your refrigerator.  This helps me remember what to buy organic (we buy almost all organic now since our food system is so poor but I still like to be aware of what we absolutely should always buy organic, especially as our kids get older and eat more).

Here is this year’s list:


EWG publishes its annual rating of conventional foods with the most and least pesticide residues to fill the void left by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has largely failed to tell Americans they have a right to know about the risks of pesticide exposure and ways they can reduce pesticides in their diets.

You can read the full report about this here:


Make it your business to know what is on/in your food!

It’s all about the journey…


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