INFOGRAPHIC: PESTICIDES THAT LURK IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Recent [US] government pesticide tests reveal the widespread presence of pesticide residues on conventionally grown, non-organic fruits and vegetables and in tap water. Results analyzed by the [US] Environmental Working Group (EWG) show that 68 percent of food samples had detectable pesticide residues after they had been washed or peeled.
As a result of the data generated by scientists at U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration, EWG created its Dirty Dozen™ list of foods most commonly contaminated with pesticides, as well as, the Clean Fifteen™ list of the foods least likely to be pesticide-tainted.
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