Published Mar 10, 2017 at 7:05 PM | Updated at 7:15 PM CST on Mar 10, 2017
Whether you're an environmentalist, a parent or just a shopper, chances are you've walked down the produce aisle at the supermarket and asked yourself, "Should I buy organic or conventional fruits and vegetables?" The latter has higher levels of pesticides but an all-organic diet is not always affordable or readily available. There are ways however, to eat healthier, even if you can't fill your grocery basket with organic fruits and veggies.The Environmental Working Group Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce ranks pesticide contamination of popular fruits and vegetables based on more than 36,000 samples of produce tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.The guide includes The Dirty Dozen, the produce with the highest amount of pesticide residue (better to buy organic) and the Clean Fifteen, the produce that is least likely to contain pesticide residue (these you can buy conventional).
The full report can be found here.