fruits and vegetables with most pesticides

09 Jun: Do You Know Which Fruits and Vegetables Contain the Most Pesticides?

You probably are not surprised to learn that non-organic or conventional produce has high levels of toxins caused by a wide variety of pesticides and the types and levels vary with each produce. Each year, the USDA Department, Environmental Working Group (EWG), releases the results of research that is done on fruits and vegetables that have been laboratory tested by the USDA and FDA. The EWG analyzes each fruit and vegetable chosen for the research based on six separate measurements of contamination in order to derive an overall score for each one. Once a number of pesticides is identified in the produce, each produce item below is listed by their level of contaminants with the most contaminated produce highest on…