We all know pesticides are bad. They have been linked to small things like headaches and nausea, to more fatal things like cancer, reproductive harm and endocrine disruption. The solution to pesticide-free produce? Buying organic. However, organic produce can be expensive! So to help you out, I've compiled a list of the produce with the highest concentrations of pesticides - the stuff you should be buying organic! *All conventional produce was washed and in some cases, peeled before testing.
Apples 99% of apples tested positive for at least one pesticide residue
Imported Strawberries Imported strawberries showed traces of 13 different pesticides
Grapes Just one grape sample was found to have traces of 15 different pesticides
Peaches & Nectarines 98% peach and nectarine samples were found to contain at least one pesticide residue
Imported Snap Peas Imported snap peas showed residues of 13 different pesticides
Potatoes The average potato contains more pesticides by weight than any of its contenders
Bell Peppers Bell peppers were found to contain residues of 15 different pesticides
Runners Up: carrots, leafy greens, celery and cherry tomatoes.