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- Twelve "worst" and "best" non-organic
If you'd like to keep pesticides and their residues off of your dinner plate, your best
bet is a diet based on organic foods. Of
course, that's easier said than done if you live in an area where organic food is hard to
find or prohibitively expensive. In that
case, what's a concerned consumer to do? Well, you could serve antidotes for dessert...
but we think this is better: a list of
the 12 least contaminated types of produce published by the Environmental Working Group.
According to the Environmental Working Group, when it comes
to conventionally-grown produce, these are the 12 cleanest
kinds you can buy:
Twelve "cleanest non-organic foods"
Corn (sweet) AVOID: Probably Genetically Modified
- We don't recommend basing your diet solely on this list, but it's a
good healthy start towards meals that won't kill your appetite.
Since the EWG reports that more than half of our total dietary
risk from pesticides comes from just 12 foods:
- Tweleve "RISKIEST foods
- avoiding these foods for the most part, substituting from the clean
list above, and eating organic and/or homegrown produce whenever possible can
substantially cut down on your exposure to pesticides. When choosing foods from the above
list, however, keep in mind that corn and sweet potatoes are among
those foods most likely to have been genetically modified. When
it comes to these two types of produce, consumers concerned
about GM foods as well will definitely want to seek out organic
alternatives to assure themselves of further safety.
- Click here for the Environmental Working Group Website.