21 Aug '12, 8pm

New guide helps you scrimp and save without eating toxic junk

New guide helps you scrimp and save without eating toxic junk

Have you ever been shopping for groceries and wished someone would help you find the foods that are the least scary/gross/toxic/processed for the best price? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) — the folks who brought you the Dirty Dozen list and the (awesome) Skin Deep Cosmetic Database — have set out to do that. Good Food on a Tight Budget might just have the answers. EWG reviewed government surveys and tests [PDF] for nearly 1,200 foods. “We looked at food prices, nutrients, pesticides, environmental pollutants and artificial ingredients and picked the top 100 or so foods that ranked best on balance.” The new guide zeroes in on whole foods — because, well, most processed and packaged foods just aren’t a good use of money or calories. It breaks down your options by food groups — fruit, vegetables, protein, fats and oils, grains, etc. — and makes recommendations for the...

Full article: http://grist.org/food/new-guide-helps-you-scrimp-and-save...

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