Pesticides and GMO Foods

7 years ago
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Avoiding these foods for the most part, substituting with foods from the clean list and eating organic and/or homegrown produce whenever possible can substantially cut down on your exposure to pesticides. Keep in mind that corn and sweet potatoes are among those foods most likely to have been genetically modified. When it comes to these two types of produce, consumers concerned about GM foods will definitely want to seek out organic alternatives to assure themselves of further safety.

RISKIEST non-organic foods

Apples
• Bell Peppers
• Celery
• Cherries
• Imported Grapes
• Nectarines
• Peaches
• Pears
• Potatoes
• Red Raspberries
• Spinach
• Strawberries

Cleanest non-organic foods

Asparagus
• Avocados
• Bananas
• Broccoli
• Cauliflower
• Corn (sweet) AVOID: Probably Genetically Modified
• Kiwi
• Mangos
• Onions
• Papaya
• Pineapples
• Peas (sweet)

When buy fruit and vegetables it is best to buy organic. However, when that is not possible, follow the lists above to make the healthiest choices. You can also buy all natural Fruit and Veggie washes at Health Stores to help remove about 50-70% of the pesticides on the food.

Kellee Ganci

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