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Top 12 Contaminated Foods to NEVER Eat Non-Organic


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The Dirty Dozen & The Clean 15! Learn the top 12 most contaminated and sprayed fruits and veggies, and also learn the safest 15 to eat! Which foods are best to buy organic? Money saving produce tips here: http://youtu.be/dXy3v0oXH2U.

Here is the dirty dozen and the top 12 fruits and veggies that I most highly recommend that you purchase organic:

Dirty Dozen:

Apples
Celery
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Grapes
Nectarines
Peaches
Potatoes
Spinach
Strawberries
Blueberries
Sweet Bell Peppers
Also: Green beans and kale are moving up on the most sprayed list as well.
Here are the Clean 15, and these are the fruits and veggies that you can eat conventionally because they are not sprayed as heavily with pesticides.

Clean 15:

Onions
Avocado
Sweet Corn (watch for GMO)
Pineapple
Mango
Sweet Peas
Eggplant
Cauliflower
Asparagus
Kiwi
Cabbage
Watermelon
Grapefruit
Sweet Potatoes
Honeydew Melon

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28 Comments

  1. Hi Kristina, thank you for your video. However, organic doesn’t mean
    pesticide-free. I read several articles and studies about that. It means
    that in organic food the pesticides must be derived from natural sources,
    not synthetically manufactured. A real organic apple looks way less nicer
    than the ones you find in the supermarket. It has holes due to the bugs and
    it is much smaller. When you test synthetic chemicals (used in non-organic
    food) for their ability to cause cancer, you find that about half of them
    are carcinogenic.
    Until recently, nobody bothered to look at natural chemicals (such as
    organic pesticides), because it was assumed that they posed little risk.
    But when the studies were done, the results were somewhat shocking: you
    find that about half of the natural chemicals studied are carcinogenic as
    well. This is a case where everyone (consumers, farmers, researchers) made
    the same, dangerous mistake. We assumed that “natural” chemicals were
    automatically better and safer than synthetic materials, and we were wrong.
    It’s important that we become more prudent in our acceptance of “natural”
    as being innocuous and harmless. The purpose in writing this comment is not
    to discourage people from buying organic produce. It is only meant to let
    you know what you are or aren’t getting when you make such a purchase.
    Unless you know your grower personally, there is no guarantee that your
    produce has been grown without pesticides or other chemicals. It’s a point
    to consider, given the substantially higher cost of organic foods.

    Data that describes the carcinogenicity of natural and synthetic compounds
    are referenced in Gold, L.S., et al. (1992) *Science* Vol. 258, pp.
    261-265.

  2. Hi Kristina, thank you for your video. However, ORGANIC DOESN’T MEAN
    PESTICIDE FREE. I read several researches and studies about that. It means
    that in organic food the pesticides must be derived from natural sources,
    not synthetically manufactured. A real organic apple looks way less nicer
    than the ones you find in the supermarket. It has holes due to the bugs and
    it is much smaller. When you test synthetic chemicals (used in non-organic
    food) for their ability to cause cancer, you find that about half of them
    are carcinogenic.
    Until recently, nobody bothered to look at natural chemicals (such as
    organic pesticides), because it was assumed that they posed little risk.
    But when the studies were done, the results were somewhat shocking: you
    find that about half of the natural chemicals studied are carcinogenic as
    well. This is a case where everyone (consumers, farmers, researchers) made
    the same, dangerous mistake. We assumed that “natural” chemicals were
    automatically better and safer than synthetic materials, and we were wrong.
    It’s important that we become more prudent in our acceptance of “natural”
    as being innocuous and harmless. The purpose in writing this comment is not
    to discourage people from buying organic produce. It is only meant to let
    you know what you are or aren’t getting when you make such a purchase.
    Unless you know your grower personally, there is no guarantee that your
    produce has been grown without pesticides or other chemicals. It’s a point
    to consider, given the substantially higher cost of organic foods.

    Data that describes the carcinogenicity of natural and synthetic compounds
    are referenced in Gold, L.S., et al. Science Vol. 258, pp. 261-265.

  3. I think rules and regulations/ploicies are different in EUROPE, are they
    not? Does anyone know anything about this? I know that GMO’s are illegal in
    the EU union countries, and I’m pretty lucky to not have to worry about
    that (yet) in Norway. How ever Norwegian law is more strict on use of
    pesticides for food and greens. But we do import very much conventional
    from Netherlands, Spain, Isreal, France etc.
    I love watching these videos about things to avoid that can be toxic in our
    enviroment cause i love learning more every day about optimal health. It
    just gets frustrating sometimes not knowing if many of these things only
    apply in the US etc.

    Anyways, lovely movie, very informative and educational. Thank you.

  4. I bought some organic bananas but they say on the packet they have only
    been sprayed with safe stuff so really they still sprayed :(

  5. Thank you for the simplified and very useful information! You are extremely
    beautiful and your energy will rub off on everyone.

  6. Why do they spray chemicals on food if it damages people i do not
    understand it

  7. ORGANIC PAPAYAS?!?! I want to eat them but their GMO and conventional most
    of the time!!

  8. I love my organic cauliflower raw I personally find the conventional one
    tastes kinda weird and I can’t enjoy it raw, I also heard that watermelon
    is heavily fertilized with fish. Im my area people complain that the
    watermelon tastes and smells like fish so a lot of people at my work don’t
    eat it 🙁 :S

  9. sorry but your miss informed, mango is one of the worst sprayed, here in
    australia the government has printed the pesticides used by mango growers,
    they still use DDT, one of the worst sprays

  10. Kristina……u didn’t say anything about oranges…..!!!!!!….I eat them
    everyday!!!!!!

  11. thank you for being you!. and blessing us with the knowledge to live
    healthier. you truly are a blessing! thankyou

  12. hi kristina, do you suggest peeling the skins off everything or are there
    def certain fruits and veggies you should keep the skin on?