The Dirty Dozen & The Clean Fifteen
Have you ever heard the terms, “the Dirty Dozen” and “the Clean Fifteen”? I hadn’t either, but I really like the rhyming that helps you to remember this information.
These two phrases symbolize a lot about our current food and farming industries, in combination with our personal health. If you’retrying to become more aware about what goes into our food-aggregating, farming, and pesticides, then these two rhymes are a great place to start!
The Dirty Dozen is a phrase that refers to 12 “dirty” crops that farmers use the most pesticides on and tend to have the most pesticide residue.
❌ Sweet Bell Peppers
On the other end of the spectrum, The Clean Fifteen refers to fifteen crops that use the least amount of pesticides.
✔️ Sweet corn
✔️ Sweet peas
Are you going to make any changes to decrease the amount of pesticides you are consuming?