The Dirty Dozen list is out again for the year. The list, created to warn consumers of the non-organic produce that contain the heaviest levels of pesticides, places strawberries at the top this year. The solution for minimizing the amount of pernicious pesticides you put inside your body: Purchase organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible. When organic produce is not an option, be sure to thoroughly wash produce with a DIY PESTICIDE REMOVAL SOLUTION that can remove harmful pesticides.
- The Environmental Working Group Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list has once again ranked strawberries as No. 1 — the conventionally grown produce with the most pesticide residues.
- EWG’s analysis of tests by the USDA discovered that approximately 70% of samples of 48 types of conventional produce were contaminated with residues of at least one pesticide.
Latest Dirty Dozen List for Non-organic Produce with Heavy Pesticides
- Sweet bell peppers
*Spinach made a leap up the list because samples had an average of twice as much pesticide residue by weight than any other crop. Additionally, 75% of spinach samples had residues of a neurotoxic pesticide banned in Europe for use on food crops.
Source: Environmental Working Group