The Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shoppers Guide to Pesticides discusses fruits and vegetables that are the most and least likely to contain pesticide residue. It is designed to help you know when to choose organically grown produce, and when conventionally grown produce is an acceptable alternative.
Below is the EWG’s most recent "Clean 15" – produce that, when grown conventionally, poses the least risk of exposure to pesticides. While I always recommend eating organic fruits and vegetables, they may be too expensive for those on tight budgets or simply not available. However, according to the EWG, eating five servings a day from this "Clean 15" list reduces your exposure to pesticides by almost 90 percent compared to five servings daily from the "Dirty Dozen Plus."
I encourage everyone to enjoy these fruits and vegetables in organic or conventionally grown form:
- Sweet corn
- Sweet peas
- Cantaloupe (domestic)
- Sweet potatoes
To learn more about EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides visit www.foodnews.org, and you can hear more of my views about the guide in this video.
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