The dirty dozen vegetables and fruits from the list of GTA (Working Environment), published on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2016, is based on tests conducted in 2014 by the Department of Agriculture US about 6,953 samples of fruits and vegetables. While nearly 3/4 of the samples analyzed contained residues of at least one pesticide, each year, the EWG comes with its list of the dozen different fruits and vegetables that consumers aware that toxic chemicals should know before buying.
2016 dirty dozen vegetables and fruits
- sweet peppers
- cherry tomatoes
key findings to consider
- More than 98 percent of samples of strawberries, peaches, nectarines, apples and tested positive for residues of at least one pesticide.
- The average potato weight had more pesticides than any other product.
- A sample of single grape and a sweet pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.
- individual samples of strawberries showed 17 different pesticides.
is important to understand that “updating this year of the EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in products ™ reports that USDA tests found a total of 146 different pesticides in thousands of samples fruits and vegetables examined in 2014. pesticides persisted in fruits and vegetables tested by the USDA. – even when washed and in some cases, skinning “These results indicate that industries conventional fruit and vegetables are choosing to ignore a the obvious market trend showing American consumers are definitely voting with their wallets for products containing less pesticide. And this is certainly demonstrated by the crowds who currently choose to buy in your local farmers market rather than the grocery store.
Now the good news … here are the fifteen 2016 clean vegetables and fruits that do not need to be bought organically. However, we still encourage people to shop local farmers markets and support vegetables and fruits grown locally.
2016 vegetables and fruits Clean ™ Fifteen
- Sweetcorn *
- sweet peas (frozen)
- papayas *
- honeydew honey
* a small amount of sweet corn, summer squash and papaya sold in the United States is produced from GE broodstock. Buy organic varieties of these crops if you want to avoid GE products.