Dirty Vegetables

The Environment Working Group, in conjunction with the Dept. of Agriculture has released its 2013 list of the Dirty Dozen: They are (after testing 28,000 samples):
Apples; Celery; Cherry Tomatoes; Cucumber; Grapes, Hot Peppers; Nectarines (imported); Peaches; Potatoes; Spinach, Strawberry, Sweet Bell Peppers; Kale/Collard Greens; Summer Squash.
They note that Kale/Collard Greens and Squash do not necessarily meet their standards to be "dirty" but are noted to in some cases contain higher than normal levels of pesticides - toxic to the nervous system.
You can also see their "clean list" at ewg.org

  • Posted by: bigpan
  • May 24, 2013


Sadassa_Ulna May 28, 2013
Thank you for posting this bigpan!
susan G. May 28, 2013
Thanks for the list/link. Sure looks like the powers of darkness are closing in. They threaten us all, even invade the realm of OG farming.
ZombieCupcake May 25, 2013
Ggrr non* not none
ZombieCupcake May 25, 2013
So that list only applies to none organic farms.
ZombieCupcake May 25, 2013
Correct most produce that is not raised organically and has a skin that to is consumed larger amounts of pesticides on them.
QueenSashy May 24, 2013
My understanding is that it applies to conventionally raised produce, not organic, correct?
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