Why is Pesticide Free important?
Dream Greens are carefully grown indoors in a safe environment, so all of our delicious Dream Greens varieties are always pesticide free. Since there’s nothing to wash off or rinse, they are ready to enjoy straight out of the container.
Pesticide-Free means it’s better for you & better for the planet (something we’re proud of as a B Corp Certified Company!) so it’s just another ways our greens go #BeyondSalad!
Top 5 reasons why pesticide free matters:
1️⃣ According to the Environmental Working Group, about 70% of fresh produce sold in the US has pesticide residues on it, even after it is washed.
2️⃣ The Environmental Working Group‘s annual analysis of the USDA’s data says leafy greens like kale & spinach are among the most pesticide-heavy.
3️⃣ More than 92% of kale tested contained two or more pesticide residues, according to the analysis, and a single sample of conventionally farmed kale could contain up to 18 different pesticides.
4️⃣ While organic growers are often committed to using limited or no pesticides, they can—and often do—use pesticides allowed under the National Organic Program standards. Therefore, organic does not automatically mean pesticide free.
5️⃣ Pesticides are not just dangerous for our bodies, but also for the planet: pesticide runoff from agriculture can present major public health, food safety & environmental risks.