Environmental Working Group published an article discussing pesticides in produce and gave the top 12 dirtiest produce, ones that we should buy organic because they have the highest amounts of pesticides used on them. These 12 are Peaches, Apples, Sweet Bell Peppers, Celery, Nectarines, Strawberries, Cherries, Lettuce, Imported Grapes, Pears, Spinach, and Potatoes. They give more information regarding differing produce on their website http://www.foodnews.org. This is a great reminder of the amounts of pesticides in our daily lives, especially our foods. This list is helpful because I know that sometimes it is hard to buy all things organic and this helps us give priority to those which are heavier on the pesticides and although none is best, as I have said before…baby steps!!!
Pesticides in Produce December 26, 2008