Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lower Your Pesticide Intake

Is it Tuesday again?

Tuesday's Green Parenting Tip: Lower Your Pesticide Intake

Spring is here and the Farmer's Market is around the corner. If your local farmer's Market hasn't started and you're in the traditional produce section of the grocery store, be sure to avoid the heaviest hitters on the pesticide list.

Worst 12 pesticide contaminated produce:

  1. Peach
  2. Apple
  3. Bell Pepper
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarine
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Kale
  9. Lettuce
  10. Grapes (imported)
  11. Carrot
  12. Pear

Next are the cleanest 6 produce:

  1. Onion
  2. Avocado
  3. Sweet Corn
  4. Pineapple
  5. Mango
  6. Asparagus

For a complete list and printable Shopper's Guide to Pesticides, check out FoodNews.org.

Thank you faeryboots for the use of the photo under Creative Commons license.

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