Do you know how your food was grown? We spend most of our time purchasing food that we consume without knowing much about how it was produced. Are they organic, were chemicals used? These are some very important questions you need to ask.
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to ask the grower of your food how it was grown. To help you the Environmental Working Group (EWG) release an annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce report. This report is known as the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen.
The EWG just released their 2019 Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, with a list of 12 fruits and vegetables that contain the highest concentrations of pesticides and a list of 15 fruits and vegetables that contain the fewest concentrations of pesticides.
The lists are based on data from tests that were conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the USDA’s Pesticide Testing Program and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you wish to know more check out the EWG’s FAQ’s.
The Dirty Dozen
The Clean Fifteen
Knowledge is power. There are many on these lists that we can grow in our own backyards. Why not grow some for yourself and then some for your community. Share, swap or sell what you have spare on our marketplace, so our members can meet you and know how their food was grown. If we all grow a little extra and shared it with each other, we would be eating food that was grown and shared with love. You can experience the joy of sharing on our marketplace at Spare Harvest.