26 Jun '11, 3pm

The Scoop On Organic Produce - The Alternative Consumer: Men's Health and the Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The Scoop On Organic Produce - The Alternative Consumer: Men's Health and the Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Men’s Health and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) are on a mission to find out if organic food is really worth all of the hype. EWG, a non-profit that investigates the safety of consumer products, recently released a list of the “cleanest” and “dirtiest” produce items , in terms pesticide absorption. So, are our favorite fruits and vegetables so “dirty” as to necessitate busting the bank account to buy their chemical-free counterparts? Perhaps you can answer this rhetorical question for yourself after seeing what the folks with the EWG found. A decade’s worth of produce data from the Department of Agriculture and the FDA shows us that we may not have to buy all organic in order to avoid pesticides. If you’re looking to buy foods such as apples, strawberries, spinach and lettuce, your best bet is to go organic, as these are just a few examples of “dir...

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2011/06/26/the-scoop-o...

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