EWG's 2017 Dirty Dozen List: Which New Fruit Made It To The List?


The annual report by the Environmental Working Group found that nearly 70 percent of samples of 48 non-organic types of conventionally grown produce were contaminated with pesticide residues.

The 2017 Dirty Dozen list is a great remind that we still have a long way to go when it comes to our current food system!

Some shocking facts & key findings:

  •  A single strawberry sample tested positive for 20 different pesticide residues 
  • Spinach has more pesticide residue by weight than all other produce with three- fourths of the samples tested contaminated with a neurotoxic bug killer 
  • Pears are the newest kid on the block to join the dirty dozen
  • Avocados and sweet corn were the cleanest: only 1 percent of samples showed any detectable pesticides
  • More than 80 percent of pineapples, papayas, asparagus, onions and cabbage had no pesticide residues
  • No single fruit sample from the Clean Fifteen tested positive for more than four types of pesticides

The 2017 Dirty Dozen List & Clean 15 List

EWG’s Dirty Dozen

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Peaches
  6. Pears
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes
  9. Celery
  10. Tomatoes
  11. Sweet Bell Peppers
  12. Potatoes

EWG’s Clean 15

The Clean 15 list includes produce that is least likely to be contaminated by pesticides. Here’s the 2015 Clean 15 List:

  1. Sweet corn
  2. Avocados
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbage
  5. Onions
  6. Frozen Sweet Peas
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangos
  10. Eggplant
  11. Honeydew
  12. Kiwi
  13. Cantaloupe
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Grapefruit

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