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The Dirty Dozen: 12 Fruits You Need to Buy Organic

57% of women believe that organic food is better for them, but only 26% will go out of their way to buy it, finds New Hope Natural Media.

When you’re strolling through the grocery store, it’s easy to see that Organic costs more. But people who eat the 12 most contaminated fruits & veggies consume an average of 10 pesticides a day.

You don’t have to buy everything organic, but here’s the ‘Dirty Dozen” of fruits that you should buy organic, ranked from worst to bad:

  • Peach
  • Apple
  • Bell Pepper
  • Nectarine
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Carrot
  • Pear
  • Celery

The Daily Green’s Dirty Dozen has longer explanations of why each item should be purchased organic, and adds in foods such as milk & meat. Check back on Green Philly Blog for the “Clean 15” soon!

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher
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