Organic Farming: A More Sustainable Alternative to GMO’s. Jim Stegeman & Aleah Graham. GMO Graphs. More Charts. The 12 Fruits and Vegetables with the Most Pesticide Residues.
Jim Stegeman & Aleah Graham
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental research group, the twelve most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables (in order of toxicity) are:
Other produce items, however, tend to have low amounts of pesticide residues. There’s almost no benefit to buying organic bananas, for example, because any pesticide residue is probably thrown out, along with the peel. Other foods low in pesticides include broccoli, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, cabbage, onions, asparagus, and blueberries.
- The causes of these illnesses are outbreaks of bacterial, chemical, viral, parasitic, or unknown pathogens. It is easy to transmit bacterial pathogens and they can multiply rapidly in food, making it difficult to control