dirty dozen 2014

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) new Shopper’s Guide to Pesticide list for 2014. the first 12 are the dirty dozen (numbers 1-12) and the last 15 are the clean fifteen (numbers 36-50).

All 48 fruits and vegetables with
pesticide residue data

  1. APPLES
  2. STRAWBERRIES
  3. GRAPES
  4. CELERY
  5. PEACHES
  6. SPINACH
  7. SWEET BELL PEPPERS
  8. NECTARINES – IMPORTED
  9. CUCUMBERS
  10. CHERRY TOMATOES
  11. SNAP PEAS – IMPORTED
  12. POTATOES
    .
  13. HOT PEPPERS
  14. BLUEBERRIES – DOMESTIC
  15. LETTUCE
  16. KALE / COLLARD GREENS
  17. PLUMS
  18. CHERRIES
  19. NECTARINES – DOMESTIC
  20. PEARS
  21. TANGERINES
  22. CARROTS
  23. BLUEBERRIES – IMPORTED
  24. GREEN BEANS
  25. WINTER SQUASH
  26. SUMMER SQUASH
  27. RASPBERRIES
  28. BROCCOLI
  29. SNAP PEAS – DOMESTIC
  30. GREEN ONIONS
  31. ORANGES
  32. BANANAS
  33. TOMATOES
  34. WATERMELON
  35. HONEYDEW MELONS
    .
  36. MUSHROOMS
  37. SWEET POTATOES
  38. CAULIFLOWER
  39. CANTALOUPE
  40. GRAPEFRUIT
  41. EGGPLANT
  42. KIWI
  43. PAPAYAS
  44. MANGOES
  45. ASPARAGUS
  46. ONIONS
  47. SWEET PEAS – FROZEN
  48. CABBAGE
  49. PINEAPPLES
  50. SWEET CORN

unfortunately just because one of the vegetables and fruits are not on the dirty dozen due to the pesticides, it doesn’t mean that the food isn’t problematic. some foods in the clean fifteen list are genetically modified vegetables and fruits so we should try to  buy organic and Non GMO Project verified.

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read article on Environmental Working Group: EWG’s 2014 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce including Executive Summary & All 48 fruits and vegetables with pesticide residue data

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