Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen fruit and vegetables

March 11, 2015

in Gardening For Wildlife, Nature, health and well being, Vegetables

Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen fruit and vegetables

I don’t really want to have a cocktail of many different pesticides, weed and fungi killers on my fruit and vegetables. I don’t want to have to read and wade through reports to find them out either! I grow and do my best to buy organic foods. I encourage wildlife into my small wildlife garden. I do like simple soundbites and infographics

Clean 15

And for those who would like to read the report summary (with refs!!) I have n’t forgot you!

Thanks to the Environmental Working Group where I found the above.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

David Brear March 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

Hmm … interesting, not to say worrying, but it is in the USA rather than Europe, as I read it?


Helen Gazeley March 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

I’m astonished that cabbages make it on to the clean list when I think of all the pests and problems in the garden.


nurturingnature March 14, 2015 at 8:25 am

Perhaps its the chemicals inside brassicas that keep many different species away from them. Other insects that have evolved to cope with the chemicals, e.g cabbage white caterpillars and the like, tend to take over there being less competitors. If my memory serves me right mustard gas is derived from the same chemicals?


Marian March 11, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Interesting George… Tend to try and buy locally produced veg. but its not always possible. I also think it’s more likely to be USA although I do sometimes wonder when buying perfect broccoli whether it’s been sprayed, there is never evidence of any bugs??..


When can I put my mason cocoons out George??


nurturingnature March 14, 2015 at 8:22 am

Mine are going out in batches, the end of the month Marian. Although I am checking daily, one or two males usually emerge early. Cheers, George


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