"Picking five servings of fruits and vegetables from the 12 most contaminated would cause you to consume an average of 14 different pesticides a day,"
the group reports in its findings, which were based on data collected by the United States Departure of Agriculture of food samples that often were ready to be eaten (meaning that they had already been peeled or washed as necessary).
(HuffPost blogger Dr. Andrew Weil told EWG when they released the "Shoppers List",...
"We have very good data showing that if people eat organic that measurable pesticide levels in their tissues drop, and this has been shown with kids as well,")
Theres a wonderful website I like to look it. Heres the link.
Eating organic is great. I wish we could all eat everything organic. Unfortunately with grocery prices raising and incomes decreasing, Sometimes being complately Organic isnt totally realistic, So heres the 2011 Shoppers List on the DIRTY DOZEN. The clean 15 has so few chemicals incorporated that its safer to buy these non organic if need be.
EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce
Buy these organic
Grapes – imported
Sweet bell peppers
CLEAN 15- Dont have to buy these organically.
Lowest in Pesticide