Individual fact sheets on some popular foods:
- Apple [DD]
- Bean (dried & green)
- Cabbage [C15]
- Cauliflower [C15]
- Corn [C15]
- Cucumber [DD]
- Grape [DD]
- Grapefruit [C15]
- Mango [C15]
- Muskmelon/cantaloupe [C15]
- Onion [C15]
- Pea [C15]
- Peach [DD]
- Pepper (bell, green, sweet) [DD]
- Squash (including winter squash)
- Tomato [DD]
| Pesticides in Our Food
Synthetic pesticides are very dangerous to your health and to the health of others. Pesticides are toxins, carcinogens, and endocrine disruptors — and most are systemic: they permeate the food itself and cannot be washed off.
DD & C15 refer to the Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen+’ and ‘Clean Fifteen‘ lists, which are based on national figures for pesticide use on selected crops. See the EWG website for more information.
Important: The EWG lists do not necessarily apply to produce grown on local farms — you need to check with the farmer to determine if and when any fertilizers or pesticides were applied.
The EWG website also provides ratings on cosmetics, GMO foods, widely-used toxic chemicals, sunscreens, farm subsidies, and more.
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