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What are the Best Organic Buys?
Despite its popularity, organic food often costs more than conventional versions. Knowing which conventional foods are highest in pesticide residues-and thus the most important to buy organic-can save you money while also reducing toxins in your food. That’s easier to do with the Dirty Dozen list from the non-profit Environmental Working Group. Compiled once a year, it’s based on USDA and FDA pesticide tests of more than 35,000 samples of 48 common vegetables and fruits.
Here’s the latest list of the top 12 high-pesticide fruits and vegetables:
- Sweet bell peppers
- Cherry tomatoes
Get the EWG “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce” from ewg.org/foodnews.