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EWG's 2012 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

EWG's 2012 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items. All 48 foods are listed below from worst to best (lower numbers = more pesticides) Note: EWG analyzed pesticide tests of 48 popular produce items. Domestic and imported versions of two items - blueberries and snap peas - showed sharply different results, so we have ranked those domestic and imported items separately. As a result, the full list of foods ranked by the Shopper's Guide displays 50 entries. Apples Peaches Nectarines Strawberries Grapes Celery Spinach Sweet bell peppers Cucumbers Cherry tomatoes Snap peas - imported Potatoes Hot peppers + Blueberries - domestic Lettuce Kale / collard greens + Cherries Plums Pears Green beans Raspberries Winter squash Tangerines Blueberries - imported Carrots Summer squash* Broccoli Snap peas - domestic Green onions Bananas Oranges Tomatoes Watermelon Honeydew melon Mushrooms Sweet potatoes Cauliflower

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