Apples Top EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” List of Most Pesticide-Laden Produce

by , 05/04/14
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If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, does that saying still hold true if it’s pumped full of chemicals? The Environmental Working Group doesn’t think so. The consumer watchdog group recently released their 2014 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce, an annual rating of the fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest exposure to pesticides to help consumers make healthier shopping choices. And for the fourth year in a row, conventional apples topped the list of their “Dirty Dozen” as the number one pesticide-laced food item. Click through the link to find out what other produce you may want to spring for organic if you’re not a fan of chemicals.


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  1. Sue Grisham February 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Why do most Dirty Dozen lists I find just list fruits and veggies, and not mention meat, eggs and dairy? Just a rhetorical question. I found this from a couple of years ago, and meat, eggs & dairy top the list, after remembering a similar list that Prevention put out back in the day when they were the only one back in the day when I first heard of the Dirty Dozen. Just saying, it\\\’s odd that animal-based foods are the elephant in the environmental living room — especially if they top the list. As I said on Facebook when I shared a current list, why worry about the neurotoxins in your applies if you eat meat, eggs or dairy from conventionally-raised animals?

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