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When to Buy Organic: The Dirty Dozen List

By Res-Q editor March 5, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzes test results of more than 35,200 samples of fruits and vegetables taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. Then, based on the results, they formulate a list known as the “Dirty Dozen.”

These are the top 12 fruits and vegetables found to be contaminated with the highest amounts of pesticides, insecticides and other chemicals. It is recommended that you buy organic when you choose to enjoy these fruits and vegetables.

The complete list of the 2017 "Dirty Dozen" is as follows:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches
  6. Pears
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Sweet bell peppers
  12. Potatoes
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