Dirty Dozen and Clean 15

Dirty Dozen And Clean 15

The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 is a shopper’s guide to high pesticide versus low pesticide fruits and vegetables.  Basically, the “dirty dozen” details some of the most highly sprayed crops, whereas the “clean 15” are less likely to be sprayed due to various reasons.  This was established to help shoppers to budget for buying organic where possible, and if non-organic must be purchased, at least it can be from the “clean 15” list.

The list was established in the USA, however, it still has significance to Australian produce.  It is important to note that this list is mainly to do with pesticide and chemical usage on crops, rather than GMO (genetically modified) crops, such as corn.  

For more information visit: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/

Melissa Salmon

Melissa Salmon


Hey, I’m Melissa Salmon, naturopath, and a qualified and experienced yoga instructor. I embrace research-based methods of scientific and traditional evidence for utilising tools such as herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle coaching, and iridology in holistic treatments.  I have a real passion for nutrition and even co-founded Complete Granola, balanced nutritious granola that you can purchase from us at Shift Brisbane.

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