If you are wondering whether or not you should buy organic produce, or feel like it’s a bit expensive, a good way to allocate your healthy food funds, is to look at the DIRTY DOZEN. This is a list of foods that have THE MOST and the most hazardous PESTICIDES and should be avoided, if possible. The list does change from year to year, but here’s a look at this year’s list. Scary because apples, spinach and berries are regulars at our house, and some of our kids favorites!
7. BELL PEPPERS
8. NECTARINES (imported)
10. CHERRY TOMATOES
11. SNAP PEAS (imported)
12. POTATOES (this means your potato chips and fries too!)