EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen: 2017

ewg-dirty-dozenIt’s that time of year again, when the Environmental Working Group (EWG) comes out with a list of the most pesticide ridden produce on the market, the Dirty Dozen™. They also have a Clean Fifteen™ list with fruits and vegetables considered to contain the least amount of pesticide residue.

This year, strawberries claimed the top spot on the Dirty Dozen list, for the second year in a row. USDA tests found that strawberries are the fresh produce most likely to be contaminated with pesticide residues, even after they are picked, rinsed in the field and washed before eating. According to the EWG, Americans eat nearly 8 pounds of fresh strawberries a year, which means also eating dozens of pesticides, Continue reading “EWG Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen: 2017”

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