Pesticides are silent killers. These chemicals have been linked to different types of cancer, developmental problems in children and pregnancy issues. They’re all over the place from our homes to agricultural farmland – our main food source.
So it would be wise for us to avoid them whenever possible so organic is a no-brainer right? No so fast, organics are very expensive, two, sometimes three times more expensive than conventional grown produce.
I’m sure you’d agree that, it would be great to have data that shows you which fruits and vegetables have the most and the least amount of pesticide residue. That way you’ll know which items to buy organic and which ones to buy conventional.
The Dirty Dozen has that information which is compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) from over 3,000 samples tested by the Department of Agriculture. EWG is an organization established to help raise consumer awareness about pesticide found in produce.
The infographic from JuicingWithG.com below is a graphic representation of the dirty dozen and clean fifteen which will guide you whether to go organic or not. This will help you save in terms of the cost of buying organics also when you scroll down, you’ll see 5 different places where you can buy organic produce at a cheaper rate compared to buying them in a retail setting.