Growing the Dirty Dozen: Stop Buying Produce with Pesticides and Start Growing Your Own Organic Fruits & Vegetables

| February 26, 2015

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Growing the Dirty Dozen: Stop Buying Produce with Pesticides and Start Growing Your Own Organic Fruits & Vegetables (Fruit and Vegetable Gardening)

By An Amazon #1 Bestselling Author.

Did you know that according to the CDC  90% of Americans test positive for pesticides? Including pesticides that have been banned for home use due to serious side effects?

This is why each year The Environmental Working Group releases their famous
list of “The Dirty Dozen” – the 12 types of produce that test highest
for pesticide residue. Looking at this list, published heavily in newspapers and magazines, can be pretty depressing. A lot of  favorites are on it.

Theoretically, you can stop your family’s exposure to pesticides by buying organic produce. But not only is this expensive, it may not offer 100% protection. In recent years, there have been several cases where produce labeled “organic” was illegally laced with chemicals. And I’ll bet you didn’t know that organic produce can be legally sprayed with chemicals as long as they contain natural ingredients  – but that some of those natural chemicals may be harmful to humans.

But here’s a little secret: You can save a ton of money, feel
better, and know exactly what’s going into your food by growing
vegetables and fruits in your own yard! It’s so simple, even the kids
can help.

Most people don’t think to plan a garden according to what
foods are the worst chemical offenders
. That’s where Growing the Dirty Dozen: Stop Buying Produce with Pesticides and Start Growing Your Own Organic Fruits & Vegetables comes in.

Growing the Dirty Dozen offers step by step advice for novice and expert gardeners alike. You’ll learn which produce is most pesticide-laden, and exactly how to grow it yourself, organically.

You’ll also find the best tips for preserving your harvest through freezing, canning, drying, and cold storage. There’s even a special section on genetically modified (GMO) produce, how to avoid it, and how to grow it organically.

As
our food supply becomes more and more contaminated, growing our own
food becomes ever more important. It isn’t hard. And it doesn’t require
acreage. Your kids can even help.

Save money. (Studies show the average family saves well over $1,000 by growing their own vegetables.)

Get healthy by eating organic produce and spending a little time in the garden. (Freshly picked food is higher in nutrients and improves physical health.)

Know exactly what is – and is not – in your food.

Read Growing the Dirty Dozen.

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