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[YouTube] Want To Stay Healthy? Wash Those Strawberries Before You Eat Them!

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is based in the U.S. It specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, corporate accountability, and agricultural subsidies. They have several focuses, everything from food to cosmetics. They were founded in 1992.

The “Dirty Dozen”

  • Strawberries*
  • Spinach
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery Potatoes
  • Sweet Bell Peppers

*A single sample of strawberries showed 20 different pesticides

The “Clean 15”

  • Avocadoes
  • Sweet corn
  • Pineapples
  • Cabbages
  • Onions
  • Frozen sweet peas
  • Papayas
  • Asparagus
  • Mangoes
  • Eggplants
  • Honeydews
  • Kiwi
  • Cantaloupes
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli

 

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