How Dirty is the Dirty Dozen? – latimes.com

You want to be careful with where your food is coming from.

Topping the “Dirty Dozen” for 2011 are apples, celery and strawberries. Data for the list came from produce sampled between 2000 and 2009 from both domestic and imported sources and from around the country. Though the amounts of pesticides are well below established limits, analysts with the Environmental Working Group, who compiled the list, say they’re too high.

via How Dirty is the Dirty Dozen? – latimes.com.

Some countries don’t have any laws on how much pesticide, or what types of pesticide can be used on fruits and veggies.  If possible, buy local food, as we have more control on what can be put on the food before it’s shipped to the market.  You should also wash any food before you cook or eat it, and possibly peel some of it, to get the pesticides off of the food.

In the end, you should just be careful with your food.

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