Dirty dozen revealed pesticide-loaded organic foods including Strawberry, as the season running alongside, that contain higher amount as compared to all other commonly consumed vegetables and fruits.
On Tuesday, April 10, the American environmental organization specialized in advocacy of the toxic chemicals – Environmental Working Group (EWG) disclosed a Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce titled as ‘Dirty Dozen list’, focused on number of organic fruits and vegetables loaded with more pesticides.
Environmental Working Group has enlisted 47 organic foods and vegetables in its latest list after attempting a deep analysis of over 38,800 samples obtained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Yet, some doubters are reporting their views with skepticism about the matter.
This year, the foods enlisted in the Dirty Dozen list include Strawberries, Spinach, Nectarines, Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Pears, Tomatoes, Celery and Grapes.
Senior analyst, Sonya Lunder from the Environmental Working Group said in a statement that, “You walk into the grocery store and the food’s polished and symmetrical and fresh, and most people are just surprised to learn that about 70 percent of conventionally grown produce has at least one detectable pesticide residue on it, and sometimes multiple.”
Lunder continued that, “These are foods that people can buy with confidence and ingest fewer pesticide residues. There are some foods that people eat a lot, there are some foods that kids eat a lot —especially when they’re in season — and we encourage people to take a look at this Dirty Dozen list and consider buying those foods organically.”