Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases their list of the twelve most pesticide-ridden fruits and veggies. Pesticides have been linked to hormone disruption in children and have carcinogenic properties. Of course, the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables far outweigth the potential risks from pesticides, but these twelve residents of your produce aisle should be bought organic whenever possible.
- Apples - apples test positive for pesticides 99% of the time
- Bell Peppers
- Imported nectarines - all samples tested positive for pesticides
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Hot Peppers
Just planted strawberries this year. Now I have to go get that apple tree I had my eye on!!