Eating your fruits and veggies is a great thing despite nonsensical ‘reports’.
About this time of year the Dirty Dozen is published by a group called the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Several clients this week came in and were extremely concerned about this report (as is the case every year – lots of fear mongering). I reached out to several colleagues for their responses to the Dirty Dozen and am greatly appreciative of these superstar science-based professionals for allowing me to share their nutrition science facts.
Kevin Folta is a Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida and he wrote a piece you can find on the Dirty Dozen here.
Cara Harbstreet, MS, RD, LD also wrote a post which includes a link to Kevin’s (above) with her own opinions and includes an amazing recipe for Couscous with Pears and Gorgonzola.
Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN also wrote a terrific blog about the Dirty Dozen in 2015 that is still pertinent.
Toby Amidor, MSN, RDN, CDN wrote her response as part of a three part series by Food Safety News.
Cara Rosenbloom, RD, wrote a piece for the Washington Post.
Now if this isn’t enough evidence to convince you to eat your fruits and vegetables organic or conventional…. it’s still April, so April Fools!