Do you ever struggle to find organic or do you agonize over the price of organic versus conventional? The clean 15 are those that store the least amount of pesticides and that you can buy conventionally with peace of mind. Be sure to purchase the dirty dozen organically as these contain and store the most pesticides.
So what’s the big deal? We are bombarded by toxins in our environment daily. In numerous studies over 137 toxins were found in the umbilical cord blood of newborns. This means that the mothers are being exposed to and are ingesting these toxins. Many of these come from our food and water. The most commonly used pesticide glyophosphate is not allowed for use on organic crops. This controversial pesticide is believed to be cancer causing the the FDA resumed testing on this in June of this year after a hiatus due to inconsistent testing methods.
Moral of the story? Eat as clean as you can, however you can. If nothing else, purchase the dirty dozen organically to lower your exposure to pesticides.