Pesticide Residues in Produce
produce with the most residues (in order from most contaminated)
- Bell Peppers
- Grapes (Imported)
produce with the lowest levels of residues (in order from least contaminated)
- Sweet Corn (frozen)
- Sweet Peas (frozen)
The produce ranking, developed by analysts at Environmental Working Group, is based on the results of nearly 43,000 tests for pesticide residues on produce collected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration between 2000 and 2004. EWG is a not-for-profit environmental research organization dedicated to improving public health and protecting the environment. For more information or to download a wallet size produce shopper’s guide visit: http://www.foodnews.org/.