Stay Away From these Fruits and Vegetables

Updated Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Your best bet is to buy only organic fruits and vegetables, as synthetic agricultural chemicals are not permissible under the USDA organic rules. That said, not all conventionally grown fruits and vegetables are subjected to the same amount of pesticide load.
And with food prices rising, many are looking for ways to buy the healthiest foods possible at the lowest cost.
One such way would be to focus on purchasing certain organic items, while “settling” for others that are conventionally-grown. To do this, I recommend familiarizing yourself with the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG’s) annual Shoppers' Guide to Pesticides in Produce.2
Of the 48 different fruit and vegetable categories tested by the EWG for the 2013 guide, the following 15 fruits and vegetables had the highest pesticide load, making them the most important to buy or grow organically:
In contrast, the following foods were found to have the lowest residual pesticide load, making them the safest bet among conventionally grown vegetables. Note that a small amount of sweet corn and most Hawaiian papaya, although low in pesticides, are genetically engineered (GE or GMO). If you’re unsure of whether the sweet corn or papaya is GE, go with the organic varieties:

Learn to identify:

High-quality food -- Whether you’re shopping at a supermarket or a farmer’s market, here are the signs of a high-quality, healthy food:

Pesticides, Herbicides, (the same chemicals you put on your lawn and let your pets and kids play on}, will eventually cause GI problems, if not cancers. Stop eating them. GMO corn and soy, which are in infant formula are all GMO if they're not organic. The BT genes replicate in the stomach causing cell damage. Please buy organic. It's better for you and the environment.


 

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