Pesticides and the “Dirty Dozen”

Every year The U.S. Department of Agriculture samples produce for pesticide residues. Every year the Environmental Working Group publishes its list referred to as the “Dirty Dozen”. The last available data showed that there were over 146 different pesticides residues on fruits and vegetables even though they had been washed and in some cases peeled. This year the EWG dirty dozen list includes strawberries, apples, nectarines, peaches, salary, grapes, cherries, spinach, tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers.

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