Dirty Dozen

Dirty Dozen

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+ By Environmental Working Group

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 Pesticides 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 by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and choosing the least contaminated produce.
For the second year, we have expanded the Dirty Dozen™ with a Plus category to highlight two crops – domestically-grown summer squash and leafy greens, specifically kale and collards. These crops did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen™ criteria but were commonly contaminated with pesticides exceptionally toxic to the nervous system.

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.

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Updated to 2013 EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides.


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Comments and ratings for Dirty Dozen
  • (72 stars)

    by Jesus Montes on 11/04/2014

    Great app to check the products in the market for pesticides.

  • (72 stars)

    by Debra Basham on 07/04/2014

    Read it

  • (72 stars)

    by Vanessa Barawed on 26/03/2014

    Does what it was made to do, no crashes, awesome detailed info!! Plus doesn't need any special permissions!!!!

  • (72 stars)

    by Caitlin Palamara on 24/03/2014

    The only app I've found with zero permissions - because why would this need them? The list is helpful, but don't expect it to cover every produce item in the grocery store. I've been able to use my common sense in conjunction with the info provided by thi

  • (72 stars)

    by Randall Mitchell on 18/02/2014

    Very informative...I have always been a picky eater since I was 46...today I know why @ 52 and 152 lbs...I have become healthier by eating less and realizing that food quality is better than quantity or sale price.Thanks

  • (72 stars)

    by Yavor Tch on 18/01/2014

    Perfect.

  • (72 stars)

    by Leo Rosenberg on 09/01/2014

    Thanks for your work!