The 2023 edition includes data from 46,569 samples of 46 fruits and vegetables, covering 251 different pesticides.
Sadly, once again strawberries top the Dirty Dozen list. Both blueberries and green beans – 11th and 12th, respectively, made this year’s Dirty Dozen – as they had troubling concentrations of organophosphate insecticides, pesticides that can harm the human nervous system. Nine out of 10 samples of each of the popular foods had residues of pesticides – with some showing traces of up to 17 different pesticides according to this year’s review of 46,569 samples of 46 fruits and vegetables, covering 251 different pesticides.
On the flip side, delicious nutritious avacados, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes are included on the Clean Fifteen!
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has many other informative studies and links on their website. Check it out at https://www.ewg.org/