The Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released their updated “Dirty Dozen” list – produce you should only buy in organically grown varieties as part of their updated Shopper’s Guide. According to EWG, common growing practices make the crops listed below the most likely to contain high levels of pesticide residues:

  1. Celery
  2. Peaches
  3. Strawberries
  4. Apples
  5. Blueberries (Domestic)
  6. Nectarines
  7. Sweet Bell Peppers
  8. Spinach
  9. Collard Greens/Kale
  10. Cherries
  11. Potatoes
  12. Grapes (Imported)

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