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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods to Eat Organic #organic

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods to Eat Organic #organic

How to Avoid Pesticide Residue grocery, dirty dozen, pesticide residue, organic food woman shopping in a grocery produce aisle. Not all of us can afford to go 100% organic every time we shop. The solution? Focus on those foods that come with the heaviest burden of pesticides, additives and hormones. According to the Environmental Working Group, consumers can reduce their pesticide exposure by 80% by avoiding the most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating only the cleanest . If consumers get their USDA-recommended 5 daily servings of fruits and veggies from the 15 most contaminated, they could consume an average of 10 pesticides a day. Those who eat the 15 least contaminated conventionally grown produce ingest less than 2 pesticides daily. \r\n\r\nEWG has been publishing guides to the \"dirty dozen\" of most pesticide contaminated foods since 1995, based on statisti...

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