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Food and Health, Part 10

From Diet for a Poisoned Planet:

applesRed Light Foods (all non-organic in this list):

  • non organic apples (342 pesticide residues in 36 samples)
  • raw apricots (157 residues)
  • raw celery (240 residues)
  • raw sweet cherries (215 pesticide residues in 36 samples)
  • collard greens (260 residues in 36 samples)
  • raw cucumbers (189 residues)
  • grapes
  • green peppers (256 residues)
  • mixed nuts (246 residues)
  • raw peaches (266 residues)
  • peanuts (282 residues in 36 samples)
  • raw pears (176 residues in 36 samples)
  • raw plums (171 residues)
  • potatoes (205 residues)
  • raisins (200 residues)
  • spinach (279 residues in 36 samples)
  • raw strawberries (237 residues)
  • summer squash (185 residues)
  • raw tomatoes (214 residues in 36 samples)

Editor's note from Anna: Daddy introduced the concept of red and green light foods in part 5 of his food and health series.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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