Something I Read Today: Top 12 Foods To Eat Organic

I came across this article on today, The Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Foods to Eat Organic

Sure enough, it's a reiteration of lists that have come before. But, I thought it was a nice update (and a solemn reminder that the pesticide levels have NOT decreased in lovely things like peaches, strawberries). The addition of meat and dairy to the standard list of produce is an important one, I think, since both involve fats that retain a high level of pesticides & other nasties. Coffee is another one that hasn't appeared on other lists I've seen.

The list, in brief:

  1. Meat
  2. Dairy
  3. Coffee
  4. Peaches
  5. Apples
  6. Sweet Bell Peppers
  7. Celery
  8. Strawberries
  9. Lettuce
  10. Grapes
  11. Potatoes
  12. Tomatoes

I also thought this list was a nice reminder of the fruits/veggies that are less risky. Buy these if you can't find organic:

  1. asparagus
  2. broccoli
  3. brussels sprouts, cabbage
  4. eggplant
  5. kiwi
  6. pineapple
  7. raspberries


Rachel said...

Good list! Not that pesticides aren't so yummy and cause fabulous twiches!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that list--that was very helpful. I notice that those are foods that most of us probably eat the most, too, or at least, I do! It's good to be careful; I'm going to be doing a whole lot more shopping at the Farmer's Market or Whole Foods!