THE DIRTY DOZEN
A GUIDE TO LIMIT YOUR INTAKE OF PESTICIDES
The DIRTY DOZEN are a list of fruits & vegetables which were by scientific research found to be in average most contaminated by pesticides. We provide you with this list to help you with limiting the chemical intake for you and your family, and still keeping your budget in check.
A Word on Pesticides and Herbicides
Pesticides are by definition chemicals that kill. They were initially created to kill or severely harm humans during the WWI. After the war ended, the chemical industry had large quantities of those killing substances left over and searched for another use. They found it in killing insects in agriculture. Today a large quantity of the pesticides are even designed to enter the plant entirely and therefore can't be washed off anymore!
Remember these chemicals are designed to kill. Just because Allah has created our bodies capable of immense healing power, doesn't mean these chemicals don't do any damage. In fact,
they do – even in smallest amounts. Please try avoiding them, especially for your children! They are linked to many different diseases. Among them cancer, brain toxicity, autoimmune diseases like allergies and hormone disfunctions.
If you need to keep your budget in check, you should at least switch to organic for
those (in order of contamination):
3. Sweet bell peppers
Natureland’s organic certificated products ensure you that they are free of any chemicals and gene modifications. They are just like Allah has created them!