The Dirty Dozen

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The EWC, which stands for the Environmental Working Group, has just recently come out with its newest, most recently updated list of toxic foods. Each year the EWC publishes a list of produce ranked by the level of pesticides in them, with the lower numbers indicating higher levels of toxicity. They’ve nick-named the best and the worst of this list the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen”.

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Really. You need to clean up!

The host at a talk I did a few years back introduced me as an “Organic” Nutritionist. A holistic nutritionist or clinical nutritionist I am, but Organic? I thought it was cute and funny but wondered, would I, if I were meat or produce, be able to be called “organic”?

Well, what is the criteria to be certified organic? According to wikipedia, organic certification “generally involve a set of production standards for growing, storage,
processing, packaging and shipping that include: