Topics of Discussion• Most and Least Contaminated Produce – EWG’s Shopper’s Guide (Environmental Working Group)• Clean 15 - Foods you don’t have to Buy Organic• Dirty Dozen: 12 Foods you have to Eat Organic• Reasons to Go Organic
Foods you don’t have to buy organicLeast likely to have pesticides detected on the parts you eat• Onion • Kiwi• Avocado • Cabbage• Sweet Corn • Eggplant• Pineapple • Papaya• Mango • Watermelon• Asparagus • Broccoli• Sweet Peas • Tomato • Sweet Potato
Organic Foods• Why should we “Buy Organic?”Bottom line:"Organic" is healthier -- for the environment,for farm workers, and for you and your family.• How is Organic healthier?Organic produce has more nutrients, the soil is left in better condition after repeated plantings, and you avoid ingesting any harmful pesticide residues.
Reasons to Go OrganicKeep chemical poisons off • Help small family-owned your plate. farms and farmers.Protect future generations • Support a true economy from chemicals in their that cleans and protects air, water and food. the environment.Work in harmony with • Promote biodiversity to nature by rotating crops. maintain soil quality.Use our energy wisely to • Produces nourishment. cultivate and harvest. • Better flavor.
12 Foods to Eat Organic How many pesticides (?) How many pesticides (?)• Apples (40) • Grapes (Imported) (30)• Celery (60) • Sweet Bell Peppers (50)• Strawberry (60) • Potatoes (35)• Peaches (60) • Blueberries (50)• Spinach (50) • Lettuce (50)• Nectarines (33) • Kale/Collard Greens (45)