Lucy Wang

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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