Dirty Dozen Foods List and Why Buy Organic?

By Adriane Marie •  Updated: 03/20/22 •  1 min read

Why Buy Organic? A Dirty Dozen Foods List. The dirty dozen refers to 12 types of produce that receive the heaviest amounts of pesticides.

A Dirty Dozen Foods List

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

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Kale
  4. Nectarines
  5. Apples
  6. Grapes
  7. Cherries
  8. Peaches
  9. Pears
  10. Peppers
  11. Celery
  12. Tomatoes

Question: Why Buy Organic?

Why Buy Organic? A Dirty Dozen Reminder

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.

Adriane Marie

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