Strawberries and these other foods have the most pesticides
Eating pesticide-free may mean a diet with fewer strawberries, or at least eating their organic versions.
Strawberries topped the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list of produce with the most pesticides. It’s the second straight year strawberries have led the list, which has been published since 2004 and is based on U.S. Department of Agriculture tests of 48 types of produce.
EWG, a non-profit research group, found 70% of the thousands of analyzed samples contained at least some pesticides. Altogether, the group found 178 different types of pesticides.
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