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I thought I find a way to keep costs down while still trying to stay eco-friendly. Trying to keep striving for sustainability. This a record of that journey.

Sometimes blunt and straight forward then sometimes sarcastic

This frugal crunchy hipster single momma is doing what she can to save Mother Earth while not breaking the bank!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Organic food? Way to much for my budget

Really it is hard to budget a household with trying to go organic, with the price of everything going up. So I keep seeing this table of the "dirty dozen". The fruits and vegetables that score the highest in pesticides. I know a great place to keep it where I can find it. ;) Right here on my blog...... Go to theEnvironmental Working Group. And see the whole list.........


The following list is based on information and studies by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Consumer Reports, and the Environmental Working Group.
The dirty dozen:
1.Nectarines – 97.3%
2.Celery – 94.5%
3.Pears – 94.4%
4.Peaches – 93.7% .
5.Apples – 91%
6.Cherries – 91% .
7.Strawberries – 90% o
8.Imported Grapes – 86% of imported grapes (ex. Chile)
9.Spinach – 83.4%
10.Potatoes – 79.3% .
11. Bell Peppers – 68%
12..Red Raspberries – 59%


tested lowest in pesticide residue. Most have thick, inedible skins. Think armor!
Avocados
Bananas
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Corn
Kiwi
Mangoes
Onions
Papaya
Pineapples
Sweet Peas


So really good to know....
This is for you DJ. Good luck with the Raw Food lifestyle

ivy

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