Environmental group releases new dirty dozen

BY STAFF REPORTS
08/09/2012 03:39 PM
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Which foods are safe from pesticides and which should you buy organic? The Environmental Working Group has come out with its annual list to assist consumers asking that question.

This year’s list has been expanded from the normal number of 12, also known as the Dirty Dozen, to 14. Called the Dirty Dozen Plus, it focuses on two crops: green beans and collard and kale. The EWG found that once again apples topped the list of fruits and vegetables, with 98 percent of apples containing pesticides. Onions was tops on the clean list of conventional fruits and vegetables.

To determine which foods are most commonly contaminated with pesticides, the EWG analyzes data from scientists at the Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration.

In addition to providing the percentage of fruits and veggies that contain pesticides, the group also considers the number of different kinds of bug killers that contaminate the produce. As in the case with conventional grapes, according to the EWG, 15 pesticides were detected on a single sample.

Why is it important to avoid pesticides and eat organic? The toxic chemicals have been proven to cause decrease in birth weight and shorter pregnancies. But the good news is, again, it isn’t necessary to dump your whole refrigerator and run out and buy organic. There are many vegetables and fruits that contain significantly lower levels of pesticides.

Dirty Dozen Plus: Fruits and veggies that people should try to buy organic

Apples
Celery
Sweet Bell Peppers
Peaches
Strawberries
Nectarines (imported)
Grapes
Spinach
Lettuce
Cucumbers
Blueberries (domestic)
Potatoes
Green Beans
Kale/Greens

Clean 15: Fruits and vegetables lowest in pesticides

Onions
Sweet Corn
Pineapples
Avocado
Cabbage
Sweet Peas
Asparagus
Mangoes
Eggplant
Kiwi
Cantaloupe
Sweet Potatoes
Grapefruit
Watermelon
Mushrooms

The EWG stresses that overall it is better to eat your fruits and vegetables, even if you cannot purchase organic, but if you can, they recommend following this list.
ᏣᎳᎩ

ᏓᎵᏆ, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎻ.– ᎦᏙᎤᏍᏗ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ ᎣᏍᏓ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏥᏍᎪᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏗ ᏄᏓᏅᎵᏰᎥᎾ ᎠᎴ ᎦᏙᎤᏍᏗ ᎠᏩᎯᏍᏗ ᎤᏩᏌᏊᏍ ᎤᏛᏒ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᏄᏓᏑᏴᎾ?ᎾᏍᎩ ᎡᏕᎯ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏔᏅᏍᎬ ᎤᎾᎦᏎᏍᏗᏕᎦ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᎯ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎬ ᎤᏃᎷᏩᏛᎭ ᎠᎴ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎾᏅᏁ ᎯᎠ ᎪᏪᎳ ᎬᏩᏂᏍᏕᎸᏓ ᎤᏂᏩᏍᎩ ᎠᎾᏛᏛᎲᏍᎬᎢ.

ᎯᎠ ᏧᏕᏘᏴᏌᏓ ᎪᏪᎳ ᎤᏛᏌ ᎾᏃ ᏔᎳᏚ ᏥᏕᎪᏪᎸ, ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᎦᏓᎭ ᏔᎳᏚ ᏥᏓᏃᏎᏥᎢ, ᎾᎿ ᏃᏊ ᏂᎦᏚᎢ. ᏓᏃᏎᎭ ᎠᏂᎦᏓᎭ ᏔᎳᏚ ᎧᏁᏉᏨᎢ, ᎠᎾᎦᏎᏍᏗᏍᎬ ᏃᏊ ᏔᎵᎭ ᎤᏛᏒᎢ: ᏚᏯ ᎠᏂᏤ ᎠᎴ collard ᎠᎴ kale. ᎾᏍᎩ EWG ᎤᏩᏛᎭ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏒᎦᏔ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎢᎦ ᎾᎿ ᎪᏪᎸ ᎠᏓᏔᏅᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎢᏤᎢ, ᎾᎿ 98 percent ᎾᎿ ᏒᎦᏔ ᎤᏣᏑᏯ ᏥᏍᎦᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏙᏗ. ᏒᎩ ᏩᎬᏱᏴ ᎤᏓᏅᎦᎸᏓ ᎾᎿ ᏕᎪᏪᎸ ᎠᏓᏛᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎢᏤ ᎤᏛᏒᏅᎢ.

ᎬᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ ᎤᎪᏛ ᎤᏗᏑᏴ ᏥᏍᎪᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏙᏗ, ᎾᎿ EWG ᎤᏂᎦᏛᎲᏍᎪ ᏒᏍᏛ ᏂᏓᏳᏓᎴᏅ ᎠᏂᏏᎾᏍᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᎪᎸᏰᏗᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᎤᏛᏒᏅ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏅᏬᏘ ᏄᏂᎬᏩᏳᏌᏕᎩ.

ᏫᎧᏁᏉᎥ ᎠᏓᏁᎸᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗᏍᎬ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏓᏔᏅᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎢᏤ ᏠᎨᏏ ᎤᏛᏒᏅ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏗᏑᏯ ᏥᏍᎪᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏙᏗ, ᎾᏍᎩᏍᏊ ᎤᎾᏓᏢᎦ ᎠᎾᎦᏎᏍᏗᏍᎪ ᎢᎦ ᎨᏒ ᏧᏓᎴᏅᏓ ᎾᎿ ᏥᏍᎪᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏫᎦᎵᎬ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏛᏒᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᎾ ᏖᎸᎳᏗ, ᎠᏂᎪᎵᏰᏍᎦ EWG, ᏍᎩᎦᏚ ᎢᎦ ᏥᎠᎪᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏙᏗ ᎢᎦ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏄᎵᏍᏔᎾ ᎠᏂᎪᎵᏰᏍᎬᎢ.

ᎦᏙᎲ ᏄᎵᏍᎨᏗᏯ ᎯᎠ ᏥᏍᎪᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏙᏗ ᎤᏗᏑᏯ ᏁᎳᎩ ᎡᎵᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎠᎩᏍᏗ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎤᏛᏒᎢ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎤᏗᏑᏯ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ? ᎯᎠ ᎡᏍᎦ ᏯᏓᏛᏁᎯ ᎤᏗᏑᏯ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᏂᎦᎵᏍᏗ ᏃᏒᎾ ᎨᏒ ᎤᏍᏗ ᎠᏲᏟ ᎠᏕᎲᏍᎬ ᎤᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ Ꮭ ᎢᏴ ᏱᏄᏓᎨᏐ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏓᏥ Ꮭ ᏯᏍᏆᏗᏍᎪ ᎢᎪᎯᏓ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗᎢ. ᎠᏎᏃ ᎣᏍᏗ ᎠᏛᎪᏗ, Ꮭ ᎠᏎ ᎤᏟ ᏫᏣᏗᏅᎾ ᏱᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏴᏝᏗᏍᏙᏗ ᏣᏝᎾᎥᎢ ᎠᎴ .ᎦᏓ ᎢᏤ ᏫᏣᏩᏒᏗᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎤᏛᏒᏅᎢ. ᏝᏃ ᏙᎯᏳ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏱᏂᎦ ᎢᏤ ᎤᏛᏒᏅ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏓᏔᏅᏍᎩ ᎦᏲᏟᎨ ᎤᏗᏑᏯ ᎾᎿ ᏥᏍᎦᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏙᏗ.

ᎠᏂᎦᏓᎭ ᏔᎳᏚ ᎤᎪᏛ: ᎠᏓᏔᏅᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎢᏤ ᎤᏛᏒᏅᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ ᏙᎯᏳ ᎤᏂᏩᎯᏍᏗ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎤᏛᏒᏅᎢ ᎪᎱᏍᏗ ᎾᏑᏴᎾ.
ᏒᎦᏔ
Celery
ᎤᏂᏥᎸ ᎤᏂᎦᎾᏍᏗ
ᏆᎾ
ᎠᏂ
Nectarines
ᏖᎸᎳᏗ
Spinach
ᎠᎪᏍᏗ ᎠᎩᏍᏗ
ᎦᎦᎹ
ᎧᏩᏯ
ᏄᎾ
ᏚᏯ ᎠᏂᏤ
Kale/Greens

ᎤᏓᏅᎦᎸᏓ 15: ᎠᏓᏔᏅᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎢᏤ ᎤᏛᏒᏅ ᎭᏩ ᏄᏗᏒᏴᎾ ᏥᏍᎪᏯ ᏗᎯᏍᏗ.
ᏒᎩ
ᏎᎷ
ᏧᏣᏲᏍᏗ ᏒᎦᏔ
Avocado
ᏧᎦᏅᏕᎾ
ᎤᎾᏢᏓᎵ
Asparagus
Mangoes
Eggplant
Kiwi
ᎦᏩᏒᎩ
ᏄᎾ ᎠᏂᏅᎯᏓ
Sweet Potatoes

ᎬᎩᏍᏓ
ᏓᏬᎵ

ᎾᎿ EWG ᎠᏂᏂᎳᏗᏍᎪ ᎾᎿ ᏂᎦᏓ ᎨᏒ ᏓᏤᎸ ᎠᎩᏍᏗ ᎠᏓᏔᏍᎩ ᎠᎴ ᎢᏤ, ᎾᏍᎩᏍᏊ ᎨᏣᏩᎯᏍᏗ ᏂᎨᏒᎾ ᏱᎩ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏩᏌ ᎤᏛᏒ , ᎠᏎᏃ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏱᎦ ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎯᎠ ᏥᏕᎪᏪᎳ ᏗᏍᏓᏩᏛᏍᏙᏗ.

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