Buy Local Food : Take a child shopping with you, pick up one of the offending products and say quite loudly "Well we’re not buying that, think of the energy it’s used up just getting here!"
Buy Organic Foods : There are 12 foods where buying organic makes even more sense than normal.
According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group) the 12 most contaminated foods are:
- bell peppers
- imported grapes
- red raspberries
All tested positive for pesticide residue â€“ even after having been washed! Sweet bell peppers were the vegetable with the most pesticides overall, with 39 pesticides detected on a single sample. Conversely, if you're going to buy conventional, peas, broccoli, onions, pineapples, mangoes, bananas, kiwi and papaya had the lowest occurrence of pesticide residue.