Dirty food other than “the dirty dozen”

I have to clarify an important point: when it comes to buying organic food, you should be concerned about the food that you consume regularly, for me it is Potato, for example, food that you consume once a month, buying it organic will not make a big difference.

Also Keep in mind that when you buy organic produce, you should be considering all products, which include products sold in cans, jars, frozen, dehydrated, and so on, not just fresh.

This is the some food other than the dirty dozen that contains a high levels of harmful chemicals which makes baying it organic a priority.

Coffee

First, conventional coffee is among the most heavily chemically treated foods in the world. It is steeped in synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides – a real mouthful with a bad taste. Not only does the environment suffer from this overload, but so do the people who live in it. Farmers are exposed to a high level of chemicals while spraying the crops and while handling them during harvest. The surrounding communities are also impacted through chemical residues in the air and water. These chemical presences are not just unpleasant; many are highly toxic and detrimental to human health.

In the case of organic coffee, there are no synthetic fertilizers or chemicals used in growing or production, which means cleaner beans, air, land, and water.

Cocoa

One of the most shocking discoveries was to find out that conventionally grown cocoa is one of the highest pesticide-using crops out there. Conventional cacao tree cultivation uses more pesticides than any other factory farming process except cotton, according to some reports. And in addition to using synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, many non-organic chocolates, once processed contain high fructose corn syrup, wax, artificial flavors and colors, and other unappetizing non-food ingredients.

Rice

A lot of rice is grown using pesticides and anti-fungal sprays but this is no the big problem when it comes to rice. the real problem is that all rice contains a moderate amount of arsenic a heavy metal that finds its way into the rice from the soil and the way it’s grown regardless of whether it is organic or not. The levels of arsenic found in rice milk exceed the amounts that would be allowed in drinking water. Basmati rice which I personally consume has the lowest levels of arsenic making it the best choice of rice.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal, which became a healthy choice for a breakfast, however, it contains higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released by the advocacy group. Almost three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels. So as it is consumed on daily basis getting organic Oats is another necessity.

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