2013 Dirty Dozen and Clean 15
About this time every year the Environmental Working Group releases their latest list of foods highest and lowest in pesticide residue. This week I want to share with you their updated lists for 2013. They have again expanded the Dirty Dozen with a Plus category to highlight two crops -- kale and collard greens.
According to the EWG, these vegetables "did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen criteria but were commonly contaminated with highly toxic organophosphate insecticides. These insecticides are toxic to the nervous system and have been largely removed from agriculture over the past decade. But they are not banned and still show up on some food crops."
Here are EWG's updated lists for 2013:
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Hot Peppers
- Bell Peppers
- Kale/Collard Green
- Summer Squash
- Sweet Peas - frozen
- Sweet Potatoes
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