The EWG just put out it’s Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists. The Environmental Working Group releases these lists as part of its annual Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce report, which analyzes USDA test data to identify the produce most and least contaminated with pesticide residues. Before testing, all produce is thoroughly washed and peeled, just as consumers would prepare food at home, showing that simple washing does not remove all pesticides.
EWG recommends that whenever possible, consumers purchase organic versions of produce on the Dirty Dozen list. But when organic versions are unavailable or not affordable, EWG advises consumers to continue eating fresh produce, even if conventionally grown. “The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure,” said EWG Research Analyst Carla Burns.
Other key findings include:
- More than 90% of samples of strawberries, apples, cherries, spinach, nectarines and kale tested positive for residues of two or more pesticides.
- Kale and spinach samples had, on average, 10% to 80% more pesticide residue by weight than any other crop.
- Avocados and sweet corn were the cleanest. Less than 1% of samples showed any detectable pesticides.
- More than 70% of fruit and vegetable samples on the Clean Fifteen list had no pesticide residues.
- Multiple pesticide residues are extremely rare on Clean Fifteen vegetables. Only 6% of Clean Fifteen fruit and vegetable samples had two or more pesticides.
0:00 – 20:00
Run to Sessions 2x
20:00 – 30:00
Review/Practice skills for today’s conditioning.
30:00 – 55:00
“Elmyr de Hory”
25 Minutes E5MOM (5 rounds)
10 Power Cleans
15 Box Jumps
200 yd Run
L4 – 155/115
L3 – 135/95
L2 – 95/65
You have FIVE minutes to complete each round; your goal should be to have TWO minutes rest between rounds. If you are getting caught by the clock, just do 5 Cleans instead of 10, but keep the other reps the same. Take your time to reset your back between reps on the Cleans. Try to make them look like athletic cleans, like you actually understand the movement. If you’re rushing to get through it you will look like a disaster. You make up your time on the other movements–you should try to get the burpees done in under 30 seconds every round, and keep the run under a minute.
200 yd Run
10 Dead Cleans
15 Box Jumps (20 yd broad Jumps)
10 Burpees (or Plank Burpees)
55:00 – 60:00
Calf Stretch, Hip Flexors