I recently met a former farmer and engineer from Georgia. Over dinner, he mentioned that he would never eat peaches. I asked him, “Why do you say that?”
He said, “We used to spray a lot of different chemicals on them but one in particular is really nasty. In fact, it was used in World War I and World War II as a type of poison gas.”
In other words, a lot of it all at once will kill you but a little bit here and there won’t kill you right away (and it will keep the insects away.)
So what fruits and vegetables contain the most pesticides?
“The Dirty Dozen” – ALWAYS BUY THESE ORGANIC
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Kale/Collard Greens
- Grapes (especially imported)
A solid rule is: If you eat the skin then buy it organic.
Until next time my friends!