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Top Dirty Dozen And Clean 15 Foods

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27 of the dirtiest (and cleanest) foods we eat
27 of the dirtiest (and cleanest) foods we eat

For the fourth year in a row, apples have topped the list of most pesticide-laden produce in the U.S.

In the Environmental Working Group’s annual Dirty Dozen list, 99 per cent of apple samples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.

The guide ranks 48 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of 32,000 samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

In this year’s report, 65 per cent of the samples tested positive for pesticide residues, including one particularly dastardly single grape, which tested positive for 15 pesticides.

Here are the results of this year’s Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list:

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1. Apples
2. Strawberries
3. Grapes
4. Celery
5. Peaches
6. Spinach
7. Sweet bell peppers
8. Nectarines - imported
9. Cucumbers
10. Cherry tomatoes
11. Snap peas - imported
12. Potatoes

Clean Fifteen:
1. Avocadoes
2. Sweet corn
3. Pineapples
4. Cabbage
5. Sweet peas - frozen
6. Onions
7. Asparagus
8. Mangoes
9. Papayas
10. Kiwis
11. Eggplant
12. Grapefruit
13. Cantaloupe
14. Cauliflower
15. Sweet potatoes

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Around the Web

EWG's 2014 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 List for 2013 - My Frugal Adventures

The dirty dozen and clean 15 of produce | Need to Know | PBS

Shopper's Guide to Pesticides

The 2013 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen Printable Cheat Sheet

Dirty Dozen on the App Store on iTunes