15 Jun '11, 11am

The Dirty Dozen: Which Produce Has the Most Pesticide Residue?:

The Dirty Dozen: Which Produce Has the Most Pesticide Residue?:

Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) comes out with Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists. The Dirty Dozen is the list of fruits and vegetables that have the highest level of pesticide residue on them and the Clean 15 is the list of fruits and vegetables that are lowest in pesticides. The 2011 lists were just released. The Dirty Dozen: Apples, Celery, Strawberries and More The Dirty Dozen includes a lot of popular fruits and vegetables. The 2011 list of produce with the most pesticides is: Apples Celery Strawberries Peaches Spinach Nectarines - imported Grapes - imported Sweet bell peppers Potatoes Blueberries - domestic Lettuce Kale/collard greens The items on the list have shifted over the years, with some moving up higher and some down lower, but for the most part they stay fairly consistent. The list unfortunately includes some of the least expensive and most acces...

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