The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

Eating Clean

Each year the Environmental Working Group, an environmental organization based in the United States, publishes a list they call the “Dirty Dozen”. These are the fruits and vegetables that when conventionally grown using chemical pesticides and fertilizers carry the highest residues. If organically grown isn’t an option for you, simply avoid these fruits and vegetables altogether. The list is updated each year, but here is the most recent list (2014).

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