EWG’s 2010 dirty dozen

Maggie Ney

Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes it’s shopper’s guide to pesticides. This list helps the “should-I-spend-the-extra-money-to-buy-organic” decision making process easier. Below is a list of the highest pesticide produce, “the dirty dozen” (when you can, buy these organic) and the cleanest produce “the clean 15″ (OK to save your money and buy conventional). Thank you EWG for doing the research and organizing this list!

DIRTY DOZEN (buy these organic)
1. Celery
2. Peaches
3. Strawberries
4. Apples
5. Blueberries
6. Nectarines
7. Bell Peppers
8. Spinach
9. Kale
10. Cherries
11. Potatoes
12. Grapes (Imported)

CLEAN 15 (Lowest in Pesticides)
1. Onions
2. Avocado
3. Sweet Corn
4. Pineapple
5. Mangos
6. Sweet Peas
7. Asparagus
8. Kiwi
9. Cabbage
10. Eggplant
11. Cantaloupe
12. Watermelon
13. Grapefruit
14. Sweet Potato
15. Honeydew Melon

Maggie Ney, ND is a Nauropathic Doctor and Co-Director of the Women’s Clinic Akasha.