EWG’s Dirty Dozen

Print and take this list to the grocery store to remember what produce is most important to buy organic.

EWG’s analysis of tests by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nearly 70 percent of samples of 48 types of conventional produce were contaminated with residues of one or more pesticides. USDA researchers found a total of 178 different pesticides and pesticide breakdown products on the thousands of produce samples they analyzed. The pesticide residues remained on fruits and vegetables even after they were washed and, in some cases, peeled.

To see the full list of all 48 fruits and vegetables tested, go to https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/list.php

Food Additives to Avoid

Read the article to find out why but the 22 ingredients listed in this article recommended by D. Mercola are listed below.
Artificial Coloring
1. Yellow No.5
2. Red Dye No.2
3. Blue #1 and Blue #2
4. Red Dye #3 and #40
5. Yellow #6 and Yellow Tartrazine
6. Natural Green Colour

Sweeteners
7. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
8. Aspartame
9. Caramelized sugar syrup

Additives
10. Potassium Bromate
11. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Preservatives
12. Sodium Benzoate
13. Sodium Nitrite
14. Sodium Sulfite
15. Sulfur Dioxide
16. Propyl Paraben
17. BHA and BHT
By-Products of Processing Fats
18. Trans Fat

Extracts
19. Rosemary Extract
20. Yeast Extract (MSG)
21. Rice Extract
22. Roasted Barley Malt Extract