"The best times you are going to have in life are at the dinner table and in bed." Old Italian saying. So relax, and enjoy the simple things!

7.5.12

Most Pesticide Laden Fruits & Vegetables: The Dirty Dozen: Healthy Eating:

Yum

  
The Environmental Working Group is an non-profit organization that researches and reports about the toxicity of our food, water, cosmetics, cleaning products etc.. 
Organizational Goals:
To protect the most vulnerable segments of the human population children, babies, and infants in the womb from health problems attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants.
To replace federal policies, including government subsidies that damage the environment and natural resources, with policies that invest in conservation and sustainable development.*
I highly recommend you take a look at their DIRTY DOZEN list of the most pesticide laden foods. Even if you don’t want to buy everything organic at least buying organic the fruits and vegetables that are listed as the most heavily sprayed, will save you and your family from ingesting the most highly toxic food items. 
*Source: http://www.ewg.org/about

WEEKLY MEAL PLAN:

Sunday: Lentil Shepherd's Pie with Salad

Meatless Monday: Buttered Black-eyed Peas, with Pureed Parsnips and Spinach

Tuesday: Almond Flounder Meuniere with Boiled Buttered Potatoes, and Broccoli with Red Pepper & Olive Oil


Thursday: Farro Soup with Chorizo & Rustic Bread


Saturday: Raviolis with Marinara Sauce & Salad
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7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Diane. EWG does such great work. I think it's worth noting though, that while corn is on the list for "Cleanest," it's often GMO. Buying organic, ensures one is avoiding the pesticides but also the genetically modified versions.

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  2. Good point I was just reading about how up ward of 85% of nonorganic crops are GMO... and of course products are not labelled.
    Frightening.

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  3. its really good post to read as i like the way you written your post thanks and regards|
    Safety Products

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    1. You are welcome, thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I'm hoping to start buying at the farmers market! I don't know if ours has started yet though, I should look into that.
    I wanted to let you know I gave you a Liebster award. It's on my 2nd blog here http://3princessacademy.blogspot.com/2012/05/liebster-award.html

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  5. Your post really helpful for my Pesticides Market Research and development.

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    1. Glad this is of help to you. Thanks for visiting.

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