Surely everyone should have heard about the ills of pesticide residues on our food, but not everyone has the budget to spend on organic for every kind of fresh produce out there. And sometimes while you may have the money to buy, you can’t get it organic because it’s just not available in the grocery store. So in either case, are there still choices that we can make to limit our exposure to pesticides?
Back in 2008, I had written about “When to buy organic and non-organic”, which includes a list of fresh foods recognised as “Dirty Dozen” and “Cleanest 12″ complied by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit consumer watchdog. Here is their latest chart which you can, as always, download (click Executive Summary), print out, cut and bring it along with you on your next marketing trip.
To support the good cause of EWG, you can donate to them and receive this shopper’s guide as a bag tag.