Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle guide GOOP recently highlighted some interesting information published by the US based Environment Working Group. They’ve created a ‘Guide to Organics’ which lists the fruit and vegetables most impacted by chemicals and pesticides and those which are least impacted. As a general rule, the EWG passes on the logical advice, that the fruits and vegetables of which you’d eat the skin are of higher risk and those which are particularly permeable.
‘The Dirty Dozen Plus’, the produce they tell us which are impacted by the use of fertilizers and pesticides, are listed below. Switching to organic produce and spending a little more when buying the items on this list is advised by the EWG. Courgette, Summer squash, Collards greens and kale are said to be particularly affected.
Collard Greens and Kale
‘The Clean Fifteen’ absorb minimum amounts of fertilizer and pesticides so there’s less of a discrepancy between organic and conventional produce.
More information can be seen here.