“In setting the tolerance amount, the EPA must make a safety finding that the pesticide can be used with ‘reasonable certainty of no harm.’ The EPA ensures that the tolerance selected will be safe,” according the EPA’s website.
The President’s Cancer Panel recently recommended that consumers eat produce without pesticides to reduce their risk of getting cancer and other diseases.
You can reduce your exposure to pesticides by up to 100 percent by buying the organic version of the Dirty Dozen,”
The Dirty Dozen
Sweet bell peppers
Spinach, kale and collard greens
Not all non-organic fruits and vegetables have a high pesticide level. Some produce has a strong outer layer that provides a defense against pesticide contamination. The group found a number of non-organic fruits and vegetables dubbed the “Clean 15” that contained little to no pesticides.
The Clean 15
3 thoughts on “The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen Fruits & Vegetables For 2010”
Of the dirty dozen i consume seven regularely. I live on St. Croix (an island in the Caribbean)and my choices are extremely limited not to mention expensive. Share some ways to “clean” the vegetables to reduce the amount of chemicals that may be “clinging” to them. Thanx
I don’t really know much about raw foods I know a little bit , but I really think I need to know more. Where is the best resource to start for someone who has a basic knowledge, but wants to learn more?
You can start by visiting creativehealthinstitute.com, then you should take a raw living food chef class here, or find one near your home town.
Wishing you the best of days,