20090316-shoppersguide.jpgIf you need help trying to decide whether to buy conventional or organic produce at the supermarket, download the Shopper's Guide to Pesticides from the Environmental Working Group. It lists the "dirty dozen," the top ten fruits and vegetables you should buy organic, and the "clean 15," the fruits and vegetables with the lowest levels of pesticides residue. [via US Food Policy]

Dirty Dozen

Peaches
Apples
Bell peppers
Celery
Nectarines

Strawberries
Cherries
Kale
Lettuce
Grapes (imported)
Carrots
Pears

Clean 15

Onions
Avocados
Sweet corn
Pineapples
Mangoes
Asparagus
Sweet peas
Kiwis
Cabbage
Eggplant
Papaya
Watermelons
Broccoli
Tomatoes
Sweet potatoes

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