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Dirty Dozen List 2017 & the Clean Fifteen 2017 List

The Environmental Working Group released it’s 2017 Dirty Dozen list and it highlights the importance that there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to cleaning up the food chain. This year, the annual report found that almost 70 percent of 48 non-organic samples tested positive for at least one pesticide. (In many cases, the numbers were much higher.) And get this - a single strawberry sample harbored 20 different pesticide residues. And while spinach nutrition is loaded with calcium and vitamins, there’s one reason to always try to choose organic. Researchers found DDT, a neurotoxic insecticide banned in the U.S., in an alarming number of samples. A “Clean 15” list is also included in the report, identifying the non-organic produce least likely to be contaminated with pesticide...