The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides ranks pesticide contamination for 53 popular fruits and vegetables based on an analysis of 51,000 tests for pesticides on these foods, conducted from 2000 to 2009 by the USDA and the federal FDA. Nearly all the studies on which the guide is based tested produce after it had been rinsed or peeled. Contamination was measured in 6 different ways: % of samples tested with detectable pesticides; % of samples with two or more pesticides; Average number of pesticides found on a single sample; Average amount of all pesticides found; Maximum number of pesticides found on a single sample; Total number of pesticides found on the commodity. The fruits and vegetables were then ranked from most pesticides to least.
According to EWG’s calculations, by choosing 5 servings of fruits and vegetables from the Clean 15 rather than the Dirty Dozen, you can lower the volume of pesticide you consume daily by 92%!!! For More info visit www.ewg.org/foodnews/
The Dirty Dozen
The Clean Fifteen
Taken from Spring 2012 Newsletter, to download your own copy of the newsletter, under Resources!
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