Choose Organic

This summary may help as it outlines some of the products where organics really shine.

Several different studies have found the highest pesticide residue levels in apples, butter, celery, cherries, cucumbers, grapes, green beans, milk, milk products, peaches, peanuts, pears, popcorn, potatoes, spinach, stawberries, bell peppers and squash. Simply rinsing these fruits and vegetables won’t remove all the residue.

Pesticide Action Network (panna.org)

Strawberries

Bell Peppers (Green & Red)

Spinach

Cherries (US)

Peaches

Cantaloupe (Mexico)

Celery

Apples

Apricots

Green Beans

Grapes (Chile)

Cucumbers

Pears

Winter Squash (US)

Potatoes (US

Creative Commons Environmental Working group (produce only)

Butter

Cantaloupe

Cucumbers & Pickles

Peanuts

Popcorn

Radishes

Spinach

Summer Squash

Winter Squash

Dr Greene US pediatrician (drgreene.org)

Peaches

Apples

Bell Peppers

Celery

Nectaries

Strawberries

Cherries

Kale

Lettuce

Grapes (imported)

Carrots

Pears

Spinach

Potatoes

Collards

Green Beans

Hot Peppers

Summer Squash

Cucumber

Milk

Potatoes

Peanut Butter

Baby Foods

Catsup

Cotton

Apples

Beef

Soy

Corn