Dr. Weil on EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides
Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides
Medical expert on natural health and wellness Dr. Andrew Weil in partnership with the Environmental Working Group shares the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen foods.
How Bad are These Chemicals?
We all need to do what we can to reduce our over exposure to pesticides. But what is the best way to do this? One of the best ways is to buy foods that are labelled as certified organic. But, do you have to buy all foods as certified organic? Certified organic foods are not always available, and often the cost makes it not practical to buy them. Listed below is a guide to help you choose which foods to buy organic, and which you should reduce consumption of as conventional. The “Clean 15” are foods you can purchase as non-organic if you are on a tight budget.
The Dirty Dozen (in order of contamination)
Sweet bell peppers
The Clean 15 (in order of least contamination)