Pesticide Patrol

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Government data show the conventional fruits and vegetables listed below are most likely to carry multiple pesticide residues. Go organic for these items, especially for infants and children:

  • Apples 
  • Bell peppers 
  • Celery 
  • Cherries 
  • Imported grapes 
  • Lettuce 
  • Nectarines 
  • Peaches 
  • Pears 
  • Potatoes 
  • Spinach 
  • Strawberries 

The folks at Earthbound Farm, who have been farming organically for 24 years, are offering a Pocket Guide to Choosing Organic—a convenient reference that helps shoppers make smart choices about buying organic produce, defines the term “organic” and explains the benefits of organic farming. Download it here.

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