The Dirty Dozen: Cheat Sheet
Today's Green Tip
Of course, if you can, try and buy organic.
Well, although conventional fruits and vegetables are cheaper, they are doused not once, but multiple times with pesticides. If pesticides can kill bugs, what do you think that its doing to us.
Organic food doesn’t contain toxins like pesticides, heavy metals, dangerous industrial chemicals (for example, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)
Also, fruits and veggies have skin, just like us. Our skin absorbs anything that's put on it - to some degree. Fruits and vegetables are the same way. So no matter how much you wash your produce, you will be eating some chemicals.
And we wonder why there is so much cancer in our world today!
If you do have to buy conventional, though, this nifty little guide can help you determine which veggies and fruits are safer to buy conventional. It can be printed into a little pocket sized reference guide for when you are at the grocery store: