Why Buy Organic? A Dirty Dozen Foods List. The dirty dozen refers to 12 types of produce that receive the heaviest amounts of pesticides.
As an ethical consumer, keep the following dirty dozen food list in mind the next time you go grocery shopping. While it’s always best to buy everything organic as often as possible, it’s especially important to always make sure the following foods are organic.
Dirty Dozen Foods List
Question: Why Buy Organic?
Answer: An organic diet is always preferable, as there is less exposure to pesticides and toxic chemicals that can harm human health, damage the environment, be toxic to wildlife animals and have dangerous, long-term health consequences for farm workers.
- Here’s an excellent resource for further information on pesticides: Poisoning Our Children: The Parent’s Guide to the Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu
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