The Department of Agriculture announced 12 fruits and vegetables that they claim have higher levels of pesticides, even after washing. The results are based on an analysis of government tests by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a research and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.
Here are the must-buy organic fruits and vegetables:
- Grapes, imported
- Bell peppers
Don't worry about going organic with these fruits and vegetables:
These generally don't have pesticide residue. For the full list of rankings, click here. Do you grocery shop following a list like this? Or do you tend to buy everything organic?
Originally published 2008-09-22 - CB