EWG FoodNews just found a very handy document (PDF download here)… it’s a list of the 12 worst, and 15 best, fruits when it comes to pesticides:
What’s the Difference?
EWG research has found that people who eat the 12 most contami-
nated fruits and vegetables consume an average of 10 pesticides a
day. Those who eat the 15 least contaminated conventionally-grown
fruits and vegetables ingest fewer than 2 pesticides daily. The Guide
helps consumers make informed choices to lower their dietary
Will Washing and Peeling Help?
Nearly all the studies used to create these lists assume that people
rinse or peel fresh produce. Rinsing reduces but does not eliminate
So now you know… and now can you find that stuff locally… *and* without pesticides!? Might be a fun challenge