Feed Your Fertility: EWG’s 2011 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Some changes this year so FYI

Executive Summary

Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticide in Produce will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce.

Commodity crop corn used for animal feed and biofuels is almost all produced with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, as is some sweet corn sold for human consumption. Since GMO sweet corn is not labeled as such in US stores, EWG advises those who have concerns about GMOs to buy organic sweet corn.

Dirty Dozen – Buy these organic

Apples

Celery

Strawberries

Peaches

Spinach

Nectarines – imported

Grapes – imported

Sweet bell peppers

Potatoes

Blueberries – domestic

Lettuce

Kale/collard greens

Clean 15 – Lowest in Pesticide

Onions

Sweet Corn

Pineapples

Avocado

Asparagus

Sweet peas

Mangoes

Eggplant

Cantaloupe – domestic

Kiwi

Cabbage

Watermelon

Sweet potatoes

Grapefruit

Mushrooms

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2 comments

  1. […] dairy products–also as many organic fruits and veggies as you can (especially the Dirty Dozen: http://infertilityawakening.com/2011/06/28/feed-your-fertility-ewgs-2011-shoppers-guide-to-pesticide…). The hormones in foods, and pesticides on food, will affect your hormone […]

  2. […] switching to organic food. If you think that eating organic food is too expensive focus on the Dirty Dozen while eating the Clean 15 […]

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