The Environmental Working Group analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items.
Here are your DIRTY DOZEN and these are the ones to buy organic if you are deciding on budget.
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Nectarines – Imported
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Snap Peas – imported
Note: EWG analyzed pesticide tests of 48 popular produce items. Domestic and imported versions of three items – nectarines, blueberries and snap peas- showed sharply different results, so they have ranked those domestic and imported items separately
SOURCE – http://www.ewg.org