Produce Pesticide List

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Produce Pesticide List

Strawberries best the Environmental Working Group’s yearly “Filthy Dozen” rundown of deliver containing the most pesticides, with spinach coming in at second place.

The gathering’s examination of U.S. Division of Agriculture information found that almost 70% of tests of 48 sorts of traditionally developed deliver were defiled with pesticide buildups. The USDA found a sum of 178 unique pesticides and pesticide deposits on the more than 35,000 create tests tried. The pesticides stayed on products of the soil in the wake of washing and, now and again, peeling, the EWG report says.

Over 98% of tests of strawberries, spinach, peaches, nectarines, fruits and apples tried positive for buildup of no less than one pesticide, the EWG says. A solitary specimen of strawberries indicated 20 unique pesticides. Strawberries additionally beat the 2016 “Messy Dozen” rundown.

In the interim, pears and potatoes were new increases to the rundown, dislodging cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.

Here is the 2017 Dirty Dozen rundown:

  • Strawberries
  • Spinach
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Fruits
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet chime peppers
  • Potatoes

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