Do you know which produce has the most pesticides? The website www.foodnews.org, sponsored by the Environmental Working Group, has a Shoppers Guide to Pesticides which you can download as a PDF. There is also a nice, free iPhone/iPod Touch application called Dirty Produce, which also lists the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15. I find the iPhone app really useful while shopping for groceries, as it helps me decide whether a certain veggie should always be organic or could I get away with the regular version.
For example, below is their list of Top Ten Dirtiest Produce. I would always try to buy these organic, and I would still be cautious in washing and scrubbing:
|RANK||FRUIT OR VEGGIE||SCORE|
|1 (worst)||Peach||100 (highest pesticide load)|
|3||Sweet Bell Pepper||83|
|10||Grapes – Imported||66|
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