EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2015

February 26, 2015 5:48 PM

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EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2015

To help consumers make the safest choices, nonprofit advocacy agency the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again released its list of the most pesticide-contaminated produce. The Dirty Dozen, part of the EWG's yearly Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, is compiled from U.S. Department of Agriculture pesticide residue data on 48 fruits and veggies. About two-thirds of the produce samples test positive, and apples top the ranking for the fifth year in a row.

"The bottom line is people do not want to eat pesticides with their fruits and vegetables," Ken Cook, the EWG's president and cofounder, said in a statement. "That's why we will continue telling shoppers about agricultural chemicals that turn up on their produce, and we hope we will inform, and ulti...

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