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Here is a great resource when grocery shopping for fresh, packed foods and personal care items.....https://www.ewg.org/

The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.

They have a great app for your phone so when shopping you can scan bar codes and check for toxicity in foods and personal care products!   https://www.ewg.org/apps/

DIRTY DOZEN + FRUITS AND VEGGIES  -  this list is rated, #1 strawberries harboring the most pesticides EVEN AFTER WASHING/SCRUBBING THEM

ALWAYS PURCHASE THESE ORGANIC if you possibly can!!!

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach (any and all leafy greens for that matter)
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches
  6. Pears
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Sweet bell peppers
  12. Potatoes
  13. Hot Peppers
  14. Cucumbers
  15. Cherry Tomatoes
  16. Lettuce
  17. Snap peas
  18. Blueberries
  19. Kale / collard greens
  20. Green beans


CLEAN 15 - If you cannot afford everything organic, these foods have less toxicity if not grown organically

* A small amount of sweet corn, papaya and summer squash sold in the United States is produced from genetically modified seeds. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid genetically modified produce.

  1. Sweet Corn*
  2. Avocados
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Sweet peas frozen
  7. Papayas*
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangos
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew Melon
  12. Kiwi
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Grapefruit

Happy shopping!

Perge Subridere,

In gratitude,


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