Dirty dozen: New list documents foods containing highest levels of pesticide residue

A new report from the Environmental Working Group lists the 12 types of non-organic produce that contain the highest levels of pesticide residues.

Gillian Neff and Larry Epstein

Mar 24, 2024, 12:03 PM

Updated 29 days ago

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A new report from the Environmental Working Group lists the 12 types of non-organic produce that contain the highest levels of pesticide residues.
The "Dirty Dozen" includes strawberries, spinach, kale, collard and mustard greens, grapes, peaches, pears, nectarines, apples, bell and hot peppers, cherries, blueberries and green beans.
The EWG report also says avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, onions and papayas top the "Clean Fifteen" list of conventionally grown produce with the least amount of detectible pesticides.
EWG is also reiterating the need to keep produce grown with pesticides out of baby foods.
It says the foods are getting cleaner, but not fast enough.


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