EWG’s 2011 Dirty Dozen: Apples Top the List

Not every family can afford to eat 100% organic.  Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes their dirty dozen list. These are the top 12 foods to avoid when grown commercially because of heavy pesticide use.

Fruit and vegetables are a very important part of our diet, and EWG cautions that the list should not be used to simply avoid eating your them.  Commercially grown is better than not at all, but if you have a choice, these are the 12 foods to chose organic:

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Green Family Values: The Perfect Gift for Baby

When a baby is born, it is so pure and natural, yet will soon be exposed to all of the harsh chemicals of the modern world. It is true that babies are exposed to some toxins in utero and through breastmilk, but this exposure is limited and mostly out of the control of parents. What is in the control of new parents are the kind of products they use on their baby, and of course, green products are better for baby.

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