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    The Dirty Dozen

    Every year the Environmental Working Group publishes information about the dirty dozen. The 12 most pesticide covered fruits and vegetables. In 2012 they added added two more to make the Dirty Dozen Plus. (I guess The Dirty Fourteen didn’t have the same ring?) The Dirty Dozen is a list of foods that should be prioritized if you are looking to buy organic. Each food is given varying amounts of treatment depending on the susceptibility to pests. There is a list called the clean 15 that includes the 15 least sprayed crops. The Dirty Dozen + Two. Apples Celery Sweet Bell Peppers Peaches Strawberries Imported Nectarines Imported Grapes Spinach Lettuce Cucumbers…

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