This is taken directly from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). I would encourage you to become a member today and get educated about the safety of the all the things in our environment! They are doing great work. Make a donation today to this wonderful organization.
The DIRTY DOZEN PLUS: highest in pesticides—AVOID THESE UNLESS ORGANIC:
EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for the following popular fresh produce items. All 12 foods are listed below from worst to best – lower numbers indicate more pesticides.
- Sweet bell peppers
CLEAN 15: lowest in pesticides, safer to consume:
- Sweet corn*
- Sweet peas, frozen
- Honeydew melon
*A small amount of sweet corn and papaya sold in the US is produced from GMO seeds. Buy organic to avoid GMOs.
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