The Clean 15

This is a continuation of the previous post, Pesticides in Your Food.
Though Big Mama loves the organics…we also love the locals. So in addition to advocating for conscious consuming, we also encourage small farming practices and the support of local farmers and markets as a more appropriate and long term solution to our current agricultural problems and demands.
I was surprised corn made the clean list & cautiously read between the lines. Sweet corn? Hmmm…how many different kinds of corn exist???
Take this list with the grain of salt it deserves. But, who doesn’t love a cheat sheet? So here it is–
Clean 15™
Lowest in Pesticide
1
Onions
Onions
2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn
3
Pineapple
Pineapples
4
Avocado
Avocado
5
Cabbage
Cabbage
6
Peas
Sweet peas
7
Asparagus
Asparagus
8
Mango
Mangoes
9
Eggplant
Eggplant
10
Kiwi
Kiwi
11
Cantelope
Cantaloupe
– domestic
12
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
13
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
14
Watermelon
Watermelon
15
Mushrooms
Mushrooms
I also encourage anyone interested to visit the site for a full summary. It breaks down the actual pesticides tested and the percentage amounts found in food today. This list is relative to our industry.
Coming up in future blogs we will be discussing the benefits of hobby farming, and explore the ideas of successful people like Barbara Kingsolver, who put the ideas of future farming and sustainable living to practice.
It is in the future of sustainable living and growing practices—in the health and progression of our farms—
That we will find the clean food. The healthy food. The best food for our bellies.
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