The DIRTY DOZEN are the 12 most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables out there. If you can only afford to spend some of your weekly food budget on organics, this is the list to buy:
On the flip-side, these are the CLEAN FIFTEEN — the fruits and vegetables that have the lowest levels of pesticides. Of course you still want to wash them before eating them (even those you peel the skin or remove the rind from), but you can feel “okay” about buying these items in their non-organic form:
Curious about other ways to eat green? Then visit the Eating Green website… where you can calculate how “green you eat” by inputting the amount of beef, chicken, pork, dairy and eggs you consume each week and in turn, you will get a calculation that provides you with the environmental burden of the animal products you eat in one year.