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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.

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What Fruits and Vegetables Should You Buy Organic?

What do apples, bell peppers, blueberries, celery, cucumbers, grapes, lettuce, nectarines, peaches, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, green beans and kale/greens have in common?  They are the fruits and veggies you should buy organic because they have the most pesticides on them.

Dirty dozen, clean fifteen

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Dirty dozen (plus) and clean fifteen

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 download the guide as a PDF to print and put on your refrigerator.  This helps me remember what to buy organic!

Here is this year’s list:

http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/