May 8, 2014 10:05 pm

Pesticide “dirty dozen” released by American environmental watchdog

An American environmental watchdog has released its annual list of fruits and vegetables that have the most residue from pesticides.

The Environmental Working Group is a non-profit origination that monitors products, food and environmental practices.

Based on data gathered from the U.S. department of agriculture and food and drug administration, the group has listed what it calls the “dirty dozen” — fruits and veggies with the most pesticides.

For the fourth year in a row, apples top the list.

They’re followed by strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches and spinach in the top six.

Another list includes “the clean 15″ — the produce least likely to hold pesticide residues that includes avocados, sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwis, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower and sweet potatoes.

See the full list here.

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