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As I was trolling around the Blogosphere, I came across this great report from The Mama Manifesto blog:
I also know that Amy Kenow from Sunlife Wellness has shown me a list from past years as well.
The Environmental Working Group has just released its 2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Topping the Dirty Dozen this year? The conventional apple. My kids eat apples every day! The handy guide lists the top conventional fruits and vegetables highest and lowest in pesticide residues (tested washed and peeled, as typically eaten!). Learn more and download the updated shopping guide here.
Dirty Dozen (buy these ORGANIC if possible!):
6. nectarines (imported)
7. grapes (imported)
8. sweet bell peppers
10. blueberries (domestic)
12. kale/collard greens
Clean Fifteen (lowest pesticide contamination):
2. sweet corn
6. sweet peas
9. cantaloupe (domestic)
13. sweet potatoes
GO FORTH AND SCRUB THY FRUIT & VEGGIES…